Families and individuals working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to meet minimum standards given the local cost of living. MIT developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.
This is a great tool to use in advocating for livable wages for Peers in California. Stay tuned for CAPPs recommendations on wages for Peer Support Specialists.
Check out the Living Wage Calculator Here: https://livingwage.mit.edu