What is the minimum you now have to make per hour to afford the rent on a two-bedroom apartment in Texas?

In the midst of an affordable housing crisis, its becoming increasingly difficult for people to afford the rent on a family-sized apartment. As reported by Yahoo, a recent report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition breaks down the amount you had to make per hour in 2017 to afford a two-bedroom apartment from state-to-state. And with on-going federal plans to increase rent on low-income housing, these numbers are likely to go up. For the purposes of this report, "affordability" is defined as no more than 30% of someone's total income.

Texas is near the middle of the national pack, coming in just under the national average of $21.21 with a minimum hourly wage of $18.38. Overall, the list ranges from as low as $9.63 per hour in Puerto Rico to as high as $35.20 per hour in Hawaii. For two-income families, some of these wages aren't too far fetched. But for single parents, a lot of these wages seem like pipe dreams, especially with the current federal minimum wage and the Texas minimum wage at only $7.25 per hour.

The complete state-to-state breakdown, from highest to lowest minimum hourly wage:

StateHourly Wage
Hawaii$35.20
Washington D.C.$33.58
California$30.92
Maryland$28.27
New York$28.08
Massachusetts$27.39
New Jersey$27.31
Connecticut$24.72
Alaska$24.16
Washington$23.84
Virginia$23.29
Colorado$21.97
Vermont$21.90
New Hampshire$21.71
Delaware$21.62
Illinois$20.87
Florida$20.68
Oregon$19.78
Rhode Island$19.49
Pennsylvania$18.68
Minnesota$18.60
Texas$18.38
Maine$18.05
Nevada$18.01
Arizona$17.56
Utah$17.02
Georgia$16.79
North Dakota$16.36
Michigan$16.24
Louisiana$16.16
Wisconsin$16.11
South Carolina$15.83
North Carolina$15.79
New Mexico$15.78
Missouri$15.67
Wyoming$15.62
Kansas$15.59
Tennessee$15.34
Nebraska$15.22
Indiana$15.17
Ohio$15.00
Montana$14.90
Mississippi$14.84
Alabama$14.78
Oklahoma$14.78
Idaho$14.65
Iowa$14.57
West Virginia$14.49
South Dakota$14.12
Kentucky$13.95
Arkansas$13.72
Puerto Rico$9.68