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New Task Force on Homeless Faces Challenge of High Rents

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - 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.
    

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