Blogging Bayport Alameda

June 15, 2015

92 hour work week

Filed under: Alameda, Development — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

This site received a lot of press a few weeks ago, but I’ve been a bit behind.  The National Low Income Housing Coalition has this amazing tool which details how much a family needs to make in order to afford market rate rents in a certain area.  In California the average is $26.25 an hour to rent a two bedroom apartment, but of course that’s the average across the states which skews low for our area because the Bay Area is probably a lot higher than say, Stockton.

Here are some screen grabs that detail how difficult it is for low wage workers in the Bay Area and California in general:

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  1. And people still wonder why folks on fixed and low incomes want to see rents stabilized?

    Comment by Jon Spangler — June 15, 2015 @ 6:51 am

  2. Averages mean nothing.

    Comment by jarfree — June 15, 2015 @ 8:31 am

  3. The California Supreme Court ruled that cities can require developers to build affordable housing, since it is a compelling public and community interest.

    Comment by Alan — June 15, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

  4. Totally violates the tenets of what the founders of this country fought and died for. The government at every level now owns the citizen.

    Comment by jack — June 15, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

  5. 5: Jack, affordable housing violates nothing in the US Constitution and provides freedom and liberty–freedom from living on the streets or out in the open. Your statement makes no sense at all.

    IF I had to make a choice–and I do not–I’d much rather be “owned” by my government than “owned” by corporations–which, increasingly, we actually are. As a renter, I feel far more threatened politically (by landlords and property owners) than I felt as a homeowner (by my credit union).

    The same goes for single-payer health care: I have NO faith whatsoever in corporate for-profit insurance companies and health care providers controlling my health care decisions–which they all do. I would MUCH rather trust a government single-payer health care system than the more oppressive and less efficient one we’re under now.

    Comment by Jon Spangler — June 15, 2015 @ 5:32 pm

  6. @6 Jon, “government single-payer health care system”…you mean like the VA? good luck with that….another congressional hearing on veteran suicides on CSPAN today.
    Health care providers do not control your health care decisions…administrators control us..

    Comment by vigi — June 15, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

  7. 6
    So the high priest of freedom loving street urchins and administrative bureaucrats, yearns to be owned by the government, yawn.

    Comment by jack — June 16, 2015 @ 10:08 am

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