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Data
  • Wage and Rent Comparison by Occupation
    Search for entry-level, median, and experienced worker wages for 28 occupations compared to a two-bedroom apartment at the HUD Fair Market Rent. Data available for Florida and its 22 metro areas.

  • Wage and Rent Comparison by Industry
    Search for local mean wages for 30 industries compared to a two-bedroom apartment at the HUD Fair Market Rent. Data available for Florida and its 67 counties.

  • SSI/Social Security and Rent Comparison
    Compares monthly average Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefit and Social Security retiree benefit to HUD Fair Market Rent for studio and one-bedroom apartment. Data available for Florida and its 67 counties.

  • Out of Reach: National Low Income Housing Coalition report that also compares wage and FMR data. Provides an hourly "Housing Wage" for each county, metro area, and state in the US that would be necessary to afford a 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartment at FMR.
  • Resources
  • Links
  • Florida Labor Market Statistics: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation site that is the source of wage data used in the wages and housing cost comparisons.
  • HUD Fair Market Rents: Source of rent data for the income and housing cost comparisons. HUD estimates FMRs for metropolitan areas and nonmetropolitan counties annually to determine eligibility of rental units for Section 8 housing assistance. The FMR is set at the 40th percentile for standard-quality rental units in the area.