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Report: Wage Increases Not Keeping Up With Living Increases

Rent increases are outpacing wage increases, leaving low-wage workers with limited housing options in Connecticut, according to a report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Hartford-based Partnership for Strong Communities. According to the report, titled “Out of Reach,” a minimum-wage worker in Connecticut would have to hold down two full-time jobs or work 79 hours a week to afford the rent for a modest two-bedroom apartment.