This week the National Low-Income Housing Coalition released a report that breaks down how much you'd have to make per hour or how many hours a household would need to work to rent basic housing in each state.

On the average, nationwide, a person would need to make $19.35 per hour to make ends meet without paying more than 30% of their income for rent. That amount is nearly three times the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. And this is for basic 2 bedroom apartment rental. A one bedroom is somewhat less at $15.50 per hour.

The report, which uses Fair Market Rent figures determined by Department of Housing and Urban Development, sets one-bedroom units at $806 and two-bedrooms at $1,006.

In North Dakota, a person would have to make $14.40 an hour, work a 40 hour work week, for 52 weeks in order to pay for a 2 bedroom rental without paying MORE than 30% of your income for monthly rent. The report also indicated, nationally, most renters are paying more than 30% of their income for rent.

NoDak ranked 38th in the nation.

The most expensive rental counties in N.D. and the hourly rate needed to make ends meet are

  •  Ward County
    $21.96
  • Mountrail County

    $21.02
  • Williams County

    $20.73
  • Burleigh County and Morton County           

    $14.60
According to the report, a North Dakota worker making the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, would have to work 62 hours a week to make ends meet.
You can read the full report for NoDak here.
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