We are in the middle of a crisis. In 2020 the pandemic wreaked havoc on the Country. It exacerbated the issues that plague our society–food, housing, low wages, and the wealth gap. Even more, affordable housing is no longer affordable, especially for those who need it most, low-wage earners.
In 2021 in Georgia, the housing wage needed to rent even a 1-bedroom rental is $19.42 per hour, according to National Low Income Housing Coalition. For most, this is out of reach. There are many families experiencing homelessness because there are no affordable housing solutions for those in their wage bracket. Over 50-percent of their wages is spent on housing alone–it becomes too much to bear and unsustainable. Families live on the brink, and even worse, evictions send them spiraling, and many cannot recover.