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Will a minimum wage hike make LA housing more affordable?




UCLA researchers say if we want cheaper housing, we’ll have to accept living a little closer to our neighbors.
UCLA researchers say if we want cheaper housing, we’ll have to accept living a little closer to our neighbors.
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If Los Angeles raises its minimum wage, more people would be able to afford housing here -- at least that's what Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes.

L.A. has been rated the most unaffordable city in America by Harvard and UCLA, and the problem is only getting worse. But will raising the minimum wage really help? SCPR’s Ben Bergman joins Take Two to help answer that question.

Read Ben Bergman's full story: LA and the $15 minimum wage: It all started accidentally at a Washington airport