New Orleans 'unlikely' to meet housing affordability goals, while housing remains 'out of reach' for minimum wage workers

New Orleans renters would need to earn an hourly wage of at least $19.15 to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a recent housing report.New Orleans’ spotlight in Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center also reports that minimum wage earners — relying on the state’s federal-set hourly rate of $7.25 — aren’t able to afford even a one-bedroom apartment, unless they’re...

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