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Out of Reach 2016 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs.

The Basic Economic Security Tables

Community Action Association of Alabama Releases BEST Report – Basic Economic Security Tables is an income sufficiency standard that includes asset building components for various family configurations at a local geographic level. Alabama BEST was published as part of the National BEST Initiative developed by Wider Opportunities for Women.