Georgia ACT and National Low Income Housing Coalition have jointly released the 2016 Out of Reach report. This report gives a state by state breakdown of wages vs. cost of renting a home.
Right now in Georgia, a person would need to make $16.30 per hour just to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment. This is up from last years calculation of $15.71 – yet the minimum wage rate has remained the same.
We have the full report available for download here. You can also read Georgia ACT’s press release on the sever gap between wages and rent in Georgia at www.georgiaact.org.