“Over the past eight years, there has been a 37 percent loss of low-rent units in the city, while rents have shot up by almost 60 percent since 2014 — roughly four times the national average. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the “housing wage” necessary to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in Salinas, whose costs now exceed those of Miami and Chicago, is $29.62 per hour.” California Sunday Magazine: South of San Francisco, in a fertile corner of California that feeds much of the country, working families are sleeping in shelters and parking lots. 3 kids. 2 paychecks. No home.