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Look in mirror spurs Tacoma Housing Authority to set $32 minimum wage

August 17, 2023
Daniel Beekman | The Seattle Times

TACOMA — The whole point of April Black’s organization is to combat poverty.

That’s why the Tacoma Housing Authority executive director was troubled when she faced the reality that some of her own employees weren’t making enough money to get by, she said, recalling the hard look in the mirror that led Tacoma Housing to adopt a $32-an-hour minimum wage this summer.

The authority chose $32 because that’s about what you need to rent a typical two-bedroom apartment in Tacoma with no more than 30% of your income, Black said.

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