Report: Minimum wage can't support BK rent

If you want to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn on minimum wage, a new report says you'll need two full-time jobs to do it.

Kings County is tied for the highest hourly housing wage in the entire state.

Kings County is tied for the highest hourly housing wage in the entire state. (5/29/15)

BROOKLYN - If you want to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn on minimum wage, a new report says you'll need two full-time jobs to do it. 

According to a study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the average hourly wage of workers in Kings County is $15.30. 

However, the hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom place in the borough is nearly double at $28.48. 

Out of the entire state, Kings County is tied with Bronx County for the highest hourly housing wage. Only Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties are more. 

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