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Social housing is harder to find in Midland

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A report by the national coalition shows that most accommodation in Midland costs more than the state and national average.

The average two-bedroom rental home in the United States requires an hourly wage of at least $25.82 to afford, which is $18.57 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, according to the National Low. Income Housing Coalition, which only included metropolitan area housing data.

In Midland, a two-bedroom unit requires an hourly wage of between $24.23 and $30.19, according to available data from the NLIHC.

According to the NLIHC, low-income housing in the Eastern Central Midland requires the resident to earn an hourly wage of at least $24.23. Accommodation in the Midwest costs an average of $30.19.


North Midland and Northwest Midland are similar at $28.27 and $28.46, respectively.

With the exception of one zip code, Midland’s low-income housing is above the national average ($25.82). The average in Texas is $22.54.

“The lowest income tenants face the greatest challenge in finding affordable housing. The average minimum-wage worker must work nearly 96 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom rental home or 79 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom rental home at the average FMR,” according to the site. NLIHC website.