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Out of reach
Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
There’s a new report that examines the gap between what Travis County renters earn and what they can afford, and Out of Reach 2017 lives up to its name. The report, which is online here, found that Travis County residents that work full time must earn a wage of $21.65 to afford a two-bedroom apartment (or work 117 hours a week at minimum wage). That puts our area in the high range of housing costs for renters, who make up about 48 percent of county households.