Housing Now in the News!

There is an ongoing housing crisis in the Sacramento area.  Rents have risen more than 9% over the past year.  There is about a 2% vacancy rate which means housing is scarce.  This situation is even more difficult for people with disabilities.

Housing Now assisted Scott Anderson from News and Review Sacramento with gathering information for this story: https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/first-to-fall-severely-disabled/content?oid=24847495




NLIHC recently released its annual report, Out of Reach, that documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. The report’s Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. 

In no state can a person working full-time at the federal minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent.