0 Number of states in which a minimum-wage worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair-market rent (paying no more than 30 percent of income for housing).
$8.72 Hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair-market rent in West Virginia.
$21.14 Hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair-market rent in Massachusetts.
14.4 million Number of Americans who paid more than half their income for housing and/or lived in physically substandard housing in 2001.
2 million Number of rural homes that are moderately or severely inadequate, with structural problems, leaky roofs, faulty wiring and no indoor plumbing.
8% of whites live in poverty.
25% of American Indians and Alaska natives live in poverty.
23% of African Americans live in poverty.
21% of Latinos live in poverty.
10% of Asians and Pacific Islanders live in poverty.
SOURCES: NATIONAL HOUSING CONFERENCE; NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION; HOUSING ASSISTANCE COUNCIL; POVERTY USA; U.S. CENSUS BUREAU.
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