Paycheck to Paycheck

Read this updated report to get a snapshot of housing affordability for 5 key healthcare occupations. This edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck” focuses on the affordability challenges faced by medical professionals by highlighting healthcare support occupations that are vital to making our nation’s healthcare system run, but whose compensation is often not high enough to afford to rent or own a home near their place of work: home heath aid, physical therapy aide, emergency medical technician (EMT), dental assistants, and licensed practical nurse (LPN).


This report reviews the importance of each of these occupations, and offers policy solutions at the federal, state, and local levels. Meeting the housing needs of these workers is paramount if we are to keep up with our nation’s growing demand for health services. These occupations represent essential workers who serve their communities by providing medical care — at times even life-saving care.


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