The Need for Affordable Housing in Monroe County

➤ Poverty In Monroe County

At a staggering 24.7%, the poverty rate in Monroe County is significantly greater than the national average, at 11.8%.

➤ The Living Wage In Monroe County

The hourly living wage to support one adult in Monroe County is $11.85, but Indiana’s minimum wage is only $7.25.

➤ Rental Rates In Monroe County

The monthly fair market rent for a 1-Bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $736, but the average worker makes only $537, and a minimum wage worker makes only $377.