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.
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.