READ: Hawaii is Once Again the Most Unaffordable State in Which to Live
July 16, 2020
Despite Hawaii already having some of the highest rates of homelessness, over-crowding living conditions, out-migration, and families living paycheck to paycheck, Governor Ige still continues to discuss potential pay cuts and furloughs for public workers providing essential services.
On July 14, the The National Low Income Housing Coalition released its 2020 "Out of Reach" report, which looks at wages vs housing costs across the nation and concluded that Hawaii topped the list with a housing wage of $38.76 an hour. That's how much a person needs to earn in Hawaii to be able to rent a modest two-bedroom home without being cost-burdened (spending 30 percent or more of one's income on housing).