“People earning the median income can afford only 2% of the homes in the Los Angeles area and 24% in Boston.”
This is a sobering article about what it costs to try and live in some of the U.S.’s biggest cities.
My wife and I bought a home this year in Los Angeles, and it was a pretty frustrating experience, especially knowing what our friends are paying for, for homes in other states such as Arizona and Texas.
Try bringing out a pastor from another state, for a position in Los Angeles. End of story.
I hear stories about pastors coming from places like Ohio where they live in a five bedroom home on like three acres, that had cost like less than $200,000. That won’t get you a small, run down condo in Los Angeles. Pretty scary.
I think this is going to be a big concern for churches in the future…though I alread know it is now.