It’s harder to afford living in Connecticut, that could also harm people’s health, Yale expert says

CT Insider | Cris Villalonga-Vivoni

A minimum wage employee would have to work 97 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the U.S. in 2021 comfortably, said Danya Keene, associate professor of Social Sciences at Yale School of Public Health.

In New Haven, about 50 percent of households that rent are considered housing burden, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, said Keene, who also runs the Housing and Health Equity Lab at Yale.

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*This article is coverage of the Partnership’s intersectional webinar series “Building Healthy Communities: Exploring the Intersection of Housing and Health Equity

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