Paycheck to Paycheck


In this revised and updated version of its online, interactive database Paycheck to Paycheck, the Center for Housing Policy presents wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas. Paycheck to Paycheck utilizes consistent measures of wages and housing costs so you can:

  • See how workers in your metropolitan area are faring in the housing market;
  • View the big picture for housing affordability for working families in various occupations across the country;
  • Use these analyses as a template to examine wages and housing costs in neighborhoods in your community.

The Center gratefully acknowledges the support of Freddie Mac for this research.

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