Inside the House

Minimum Wage Increase: What Effect Would It Have?


For years now the minimum wage debate has been ongoing throughout the country, with some states making headway while other states are still stuck at an extremely low rate.

In Maryland, a person would need to make $26.53/hour to adequately afford a two-bedroom with average rent. Obviously, this is much higher than the current minimum wage of $8.75 an hour.  

A new report shows that ⅓ of Maryland families struggle to make ends meet, despite having jobs making more than the minimum wage. Imagine the struggle, then, that most of our residents have trying to support families and themselves.

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would not only help so many struggling families be able to afford to live, it would accurately match the standard of living in Maryland to the wages.

The average rent in Maryland for a two-bedroom is $1,425. If a single mother is working at minimum wage for 40 hours a week, she will not even bring home $1,400!


Our hope is that we see a minimum wage increase in the next few years, which would greatly help not only our residents but families across the state. Please help us support struggling mothers and women by donating today.

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