In a situation underscoring the nation's homeless crisis, two children were found living in a storage shed in Charles County, Md., in November. “It certainly parallels all our findings that working families with children are finding it harder and harder to find housing that they can afford,” says Conrad Egan, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference. The national housing wage (the amount a full-time worker must earn to afford rent for a two-bedroom home while paying no more than 30 percent of income) for 2004 is $15.37, almost three times the federal minimum wage, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.