People in the Fox Valley have a little more money in their pockets after paying rent.
That’s the finding of a statewide study on how much rent costs, and the percentage of income that goes toward it.
David Callender is a spokesman for the Wisconsin Policy Forum. He says income in the Fox Valley is a little higher, and rent is a little lower than the state average.
He says no more than one-third of household income should go toward rent.
The statewide average rent is almost $800 a month. Almost 47 percent in the state are paying more than 30 percent of their income on rent.
Callender says in Wisconsin, the price of rent doesn’t seem to be the problem. He says the issue seems to be with lower wages.