Shortly after the start of the 9 a.m. meeting, the Board will receive a presentation from First 5 Marin on “Making Ends Meet in Marin,” a report about the high cost of housing and child care in Marin. More than one third of families in Marin do not earn enough money to make ends meet, according to First 5 Marin, sometimes called the Marin Children and Families Commission. The median price of a single-family home in the county is $1.2 million, requiring an income of $260,000 to qualify. The median condominium price is $550,000, only affordable for those making $150,000 annually. Fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $3,018, requiring about $120,000 per household per year. Child care costs run between $16,000 to $36,000 at an average cost of $8.33 per hour.
The Board received the presentation.
Need more info? See the staff report and accompanying flyer about "Making Ends Meet in Marin."
Contact: Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Connolly
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