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NHC in the News - July 2011
Paycheck to Paycheck picks up coverage in regional news around the country
August 4, 2011
The July 21 update to the Center for Housing Policy's Paycheck to Paycheck database garnered media attention nationwide, offering data on wages for 72 occupations and housing costs in more than 200 U.S. metro areas. The dataset accompanied by a report, Is housing affordable for Americans getting back to work?, exploring the gap between housing costs and wages for workers in many of the most in-demand jobs in metro areas throughout the country.
A sampling of regional and national coverage of Paycheck to Paycheck:
- Many workers still priced out of housing market (Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2011)
- Housing double dip: is it over? (TIME Blog, July 26, 2011)
- Report: housing costs out of reach for many workers (Baltimore Sun, July 21, 2011)
- Renting in the most expensive cities: what you get (Forbes Investopedia Blog, July 18, 2011)
- How do local rents compare to other areas? (San Diego Union-Tribune, August 2, 2011)
- Despite uptick in hiring in their fields, most of these Conn. residents can't afford housing (New Haven Register, July 27, 2011)
- Salaries for most new jobs insufficient to pay rent (Multi-Housing News, July 28, 2011)
- Interview with Jamie Smith Hopkins of the Baltimore Sun (WYPR-FM, July 22, 2011)
- El Paso ranks among cheapest for renters (KFOX-TV, July 25, 2011)
- Housing not affordable for all Inland workers (The [Riverside, CA] Press-Enterprise, July 25, 2011)
- Renting doesn't pay in Lee County (The [SW Florida] News-Press, July 24, 2011)
- Study: El Paso 11th least expensive rental market in US (El Paso Times, July 25, 2011)
In other news, NHC and the National Association of REALTORS® hosted a forum on workforce housing in Boston July 28, 2011.
Finally, NHC's Ethan Handelman talked to Bloomberg about the new qualified residential mortgage definition proposed by federal regulators.
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