Safe Rental Housing Out Of Reach For Many Ohioans

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Study says Ohio rents remain out of reach for many.(Photo: liangjinjian - flikr)
Study says Ohio rents remain out of reach for many.(Photo: liangjinjian - flikr)

Rental housing in Ohio is cheaper than the national average, but it’s still out of reach for some low-income workers. That’s the bottom line of a national study from a coalition of housing advocates.

The report from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio and a similar group in Washington says for rent and utilities in a safe apartment, a family’s main earner should earn at least $13.43 an hour. But the report also says a typical Ohio renter makes $11.20 an hour.

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