The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual Out Of Reach report, which shows the mismatch between the wages people earn and the price of decent housing throughout the United States.
In Florida, the “housing wage” to afford a 2-bedroom apartment is $19.96 per hour. A Floridian earning the median renter wage of $14.49 would have to work 55 hours to afford a 2-bedroom apartment at a Fair Market Rent (FMR), of $1,038.
At the state’s minimum wage of $8.05, a renter would have to work 99 hours to afford a 2-bedroom apartment at FMR, or 2.5 full-time jobs.
To view the annual report, click here: http://nlihc.org/oor
On Saturday, October 22nd, the SJHP and 200 Volunteers will join together to “Make a Difference” for 15 families in St. Johns County. To make this event successful, we are seeking donations (materials and monetary). If you can help us, we can help our community! Learn More & Signup!
We were very excited to be the first stop on the "Proof is Possible" Tour! Renowned experts Grace and Corbett Lunsford will be bringing their high-performance tiny house on wheels (THOW).
Their mission is simple: to revolutionize the home market by teaching consumers and contractors alike to use scientific testing to prove the work gets done to quality standards.
We are now working with an online fundraising organization called donasity offering us an easier avenue to raise money for our projects. Our first project through donasity.com is for one of our Navy veterans, Mr. P.
Mr. P enjoyed a career as an architect after the Navy, but he nearly lost his home when the recession hit. He was able to save his 1000sq. ft. home, but it needs a lot of work. Every day, Mr. P has to walk5 gallon buckets of water from a well to his house just to meet daily needs.