NEWS & EVENTS
15 April 2015
27 Oct 2014
The Universal Living Wage will end homelessness for over one million minimum-wage workers and prevent Economic homelessness for 20.1 million minimum-wage workers.
The federal government says 42 percent of them are working at some point during the week. Clearly, the work ethic is there, but the wage to afford basic housing is not.
These folks come from the 20 million minimum-wage workers—including undocumented workers—in this country. Minimum-wage jobs that can’t be outsourced were once stepping stones. Now, when coupled with subsidies, they are the jobs raising whole families.
Our proposal, through a ten-year plan, is to fix the Federal Minimum Wage by indexing it to the local cost of housing throughout the United States. The antithesis of being housed is homelessness. What are we waiting for?