BY COURTNEY RICE | DECEMBER 6, 2016
Overwhelmingly, Americans agree all people deserve a decent and safe place to live. But the truth is many people continue to face housing instability and homelessness on a daily basis. Hard-working families and individuals who rent also struggle, as a renter earning the federal minimum wage would need to work 90 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom rental. Yet according to new research from ReThink: Why Housing Matters, an initiative aimed to change the stereotypes around public housing, more than half of Americans think if someone is employed in a steady, full-time job, they will surely be able to earn enough income to afford a decent and safe place to live. The numbers just don’t align.