For Immediate Release
Renee Willis, Vice President of Field and Communications
Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy
May 25 Press Call to Announce Nationwide Study on Rent and Minimum Wage
What: Press Call for Release of Out of Reach 2016
In 2016, a renter working full time must earn $20.30 an hour to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment at the HUD-estimated Fair Market Rent. The 2016 Housing Wage is more than two and half times the federal minimum wage, and in 6 states as well as D.C. it exceeds $25.00 an hour.
Out of Reach demonstrates the mismatch between housing costs and the wages people earn throughout the country. The report presents data for all states, metropolitan areas, and counties. The report highlights the lack of affordable housing experienced by many low income Americans.
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 3 pm ET/1 pm MT
• Julián Castro, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
• Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
• Andrew Aurand, Vice President for Research, National Low Income Housing Coalition
To RSVP and receive the call-in information, register here: https://nlihc.wufoo.com/forms/out-of-reach-2015-press-call/
Please note: The embargoed report will be made available prior to the call for press who RSVP. This call is for media only.
Out of Reach 2016 will be available to the public on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3 pm ET / 1 pm MT at www.nlihc.org/oor
About National Low Income Housing Coalition
NLIHC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Founded in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. NLIHC’s goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy. Learn more at www.nlihc.org.
About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 15,000 individuals and families each year. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.