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Last Word on affordable housing, June 17

Last Word on affordable housing, June 17

Affordable housing

What are the JCC supervisors thinking? Despite what the median income from the Census states, the average job in the local hospitality industry pays about $9 an hour. So if a worker is lucky enough to get a real 40-hour-a-week job (few do) then that is $360 a week, minus 30 percent for income and Social Security taxes, and then if the employer offers health insurance, another 10 percent is deducted. I am one of those who work to support the retail economy of JCC, and I clear about $200 a week for 32 hours. My employer will not give me more hours. The point is that a $200,000 house is not affordable for the people who take the jobs in retail,...

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