Des Moines Register: Here's how hard it is for minimum wage workers to afford rent in Des Moines and Iowa.
Minimum wage workers cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in Iowa, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
To afford a "modest" two-bedroom apartment (renting at $781 a month), a full-time Iowa worker would need to earn at least $15.01 an hour, the study found.
Iowa needs to do more to help workers. We can raise the minimum wage in Iowa, and over a year ago, I called for us to raise it.