not enough to live

In fact, the average minimum wage worker in the U.S. would need to work almost 97 hours per week to afford a fair market rate two-bedroom and 79 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom, NLIHC calculates. That’s well over two full-time jobs just to be able to afford a two-bedroom rental.

Minimum wage workers cannot afford rent in any U.S. state

But please, tell me more about how unemployment assistance is “too high.”


please move

But now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, more employees are working remotely—and more destinations are offering cash to these workers to relocate. Cities and towns have long offered companies financial rewards for bringing jobs and tax revenues to their region, but now many are turning their attention, and incentives, toward these individual mobile workers.

Cities are offering cash as they compete for remote workers

Now that companies are kinda sorta realizing people can be based anywhere and still be productive, cities are catching on.

look at all that open real estate

A third of America’s malls are going to shut permanently by 2021, according to one former department store executive, as their demise is accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A third of America’s malls will disappear by next year: Jan Kniffen

I’m just saying that with a little ingenuity we could go a long way to solving the country’s affordable housing problem if this really comes to pass.