Lisa

City: 
Belmont
Residence Type: 
20 or more units
Landlord Type: 
Private Landlord -- No Rent Control

I have lived in my two bedroom apartment for 6 years. My rent when I moved in was $1,500 a month. For the past three years in a row, I have had consist rent increases, usually about $300 a more a year. As of last year, the tenants are now responsible for paying a monthly fee for water which is $50.00 per month. As of March 2016, our rent will be $2,600, and our water bill will be $75.00 a month. I have looked to see about moving, but all of the apartments listed in my area or surrounding areas are more expensive than the one I live currently live in. My husband and I both have good jobs and have lived in the Bay Area all our lives. I find it so repulsive that even though my husband and I have good jobs that pay well, we still have a hard time affording groceries and gas, and that we struggle every month. We make too much money for low income housing, and we are not rich. I feel that it’s the middle class people who are the ones getting taken advantage of, where is the help for us???

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