Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Finding a place to colapse in exhaustion...
The report found that janitors could rent a one-bedroom apartment for no more than 30 percent of their income in only 6 of the 60 metropolitan areas, and salespersons could afford a one-bedroom on the same income standard in just 3 of the areas.
The report also looked at homeownership and determined that households dependent on one elementary school teacher's or one police officer's salary alone cannot afford to buy a median priced home in two-thirds of the metropolitan areas.
"Licensed Practical Nurses are priced out of all but the lowest cost-to-income markets," the report continued, "while Janitors and Retail Salespersons cannot afford to purchase a home across the board."
Now add to that $20,000 to $40,000 of school loans and you have the end of the american dream. Which is my family's situation. Of coarse as a society we can keep dumping our kids off on other people so that both parents can work full time.
Here is a link to the entire story. This is another story sent to me by Reuben Rajala.
The Bush budget cuts Community Development funds completely - funds used to build affordable housing in cities like Manchester. Housing is fast becoming a privilege for the wealthy - like health care, and education.