The cost of housing in parts of the USA have gotten very high. People in those communities who do not already own a home have a very difficult time in buying or renting. Many solutions are proposed, but the problem is very difficult.
For an individual who can work remotely, the solution is obvious. Move to a much more affordable community and telecommute. This solution does not work for people who must be present at their workplace.
Click to view the interactive map, illustrates costs per square foot for selected counties.