A One-Bedroom On Minimum Wage? It’s Impossible Nationwide, Says Report

- By Bossip Staff

According to a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, it would be impossible for a full-time, minimum-wage worker to afford the rent of a one-bedroom apartment in any state in America. The gap between wages and rents across the country is incredible… The national average housing wage in 2015 is $19.35 for a two-bedroom unit and $15.50 for a one-bedroom apartment. And in 13 states and D.C. the housing wage is more than $20 per hour. But the federal minimum wage is still only $7.25 per hour and hasn’t increased since 2009.

[Madamenoire]


Silicon Valley Saves Money By Giving The Homeless Homes

…In Silicon Valley there are about 2,800 people who are consistently homeless. “Close to half of all county expenditures were spent on just five percent of the homeless population, who came into frequent contact with police, hospitals, and other service agencies, racking up an average of $100,000 in costs per person annually,” reports Mother Jones. In total, Santa Clara communities spend $520 million in homeless services each year. Costs have gone down considerably with the city’s Destination: Home’s program, which has housed more than 800 people in the past five years. Giving them homes cost less than $20,000 per person.

[Madamenoire]


Mack Wilds & Wood Harris To Star In VH1’s Hip-Hop Drama The Breaks

VH1 is throwing their name in the pot with their developing drama, The Breaks, and they using a couple of centerpieces from The Wire to make it pop. Both Mack Wilds and Wood Harris have been cast in yet-undisclosed leading roles according to Deadline… To add to its authenticity, DJ Premier has been signed on as the film’s music producer, much like Timbaland to Empire. The Breaks is based on based on Dan Charnas’ nonfiction book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, which chronicles the history of the culture since it was created in the 1970s’ Bronx.

[HipHopWired]


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