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Low income housing is a great need in Ketchikan
By Shannon Nelson


March 28, 2011

Housing is defined as a combination of: Mortage or rent, insurance, gas, electricity, maintenance and phone. Housing should not exceed 30% to 36% or 1/3 of your monthly income. Rent should not be more than 25%. Transportation 18%, Food 14% household 7%, Savings 10%, Debt 10% and everything else 11%.

Calculating at 25% for rent at the low end of $900 a month (not including tax) the rent that is expected to be paid for decent housing in Ketchikan, a person's monthly income would need to exceed $3600. That is just for rent; food, household, transportation and the not mentioned above, Daycare would need to be included in those figures.

Low income housing is a great need in Ketchikan, housing that would include women and children who are left behind by tough times.

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Shannon Nelson
Ketchikan, AK


Received March 24, 2011 - Published March 28, 2011


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