DOVER, Del. — The mayor of Dover, Delaware, will soon name a task force to help the city’s homeless population.

But The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the task force will have a daunting challenge ahead. One problem is the limited housing stock and the difficulty in finding affordable places to live.

A recent report that studied homelessness in the capital city found that apartments are often too expensive for the working class. Their rents range from $750 to $900 a month.

A worker making minimum wage has a monthly income of about $1,350. That means an affordable rent is just over $400.

Between 300 and 400 adults in the Dover area are believed to be homeless.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com