The 2016 edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck” focuses on the affordability challenges faced by both teachers and non-instructional school workers by highlighting five of the 81 occupations in the Paycheck to Paycheck database: bus driver, child care teacher, groundskeeper, social worker and high school teacher.
In partnership with Housing Colorado, NHC prepared a brief based on data from “Paycheck to Paycheck” that focuses on the particular housing affordability challenges in the state of Colorado.
Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing costburdens of low- and moderate-income working households. These householdsinclude full- and part-time workers who play important rolesin the economy, and they face greater affordability challengesthan the overall U.S. population. In 2014, 20.9 percent of all working households were severely housing cost burdened (9.6 million households). More than one in four working renters and 16 percent of working homeowners paid more than half oftheir income for housing costs in 2014.