- Created: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:37
How many hours per week do hard-working Minnesotans need to work to afford rent? According to our new 2015 Out of Reach Minnesota report, a minimum wage worker in Minnesota must work 68 hours a week, 52 weeks a year to afford a typical one-bedroom apartment at fair market rent. For a two-bedroom apartment, 86 hours per week would be needed. The national Out of Reach is produced annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) with rental affordability data for every state, metro area, and county in the US. The Minnesota report is produced by MHP using NLIHC data. How does Minnesota compare to other states? What wages are required to afford housing? Read the report to find out how your county stacks up.