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Pay required to have a home in local area

You have to earn at least 13.46 an hour at a full time job to afford a one bedroom home in Escambia or Santa Rosa County.

The cost in Okaloosa County is a little higher 13.67 an hour.
Those numbers are from a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and they're among the highest in the country.

They use the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's "Fair Market Rent" for the county.    Then calculate how much you'd have to earn to afford it.   Without paying more than 30 % of your income.
  
The goal of the report is to highlight the hardships facing workers with minimum wage jobs.