Question of the Week

Has your rent increased recently? If so, by how much?

Question of the Week
Every week, we ask our followers on social media to share their thoughts.

Casandra Thompson: My rent went up by 62 percent. They said it's because I haven't gotten a rent increase in three years. I thought they owed me for taking two years to get rid of my problem neighbors.

Geni Beckham: Before I moved to Idaho my rent was increased by $50. Not much you say? Try living on social security, and rent and food prices go up.

Trish McFarland: My sister's went up $800 per month! When on fixed income, where is that $$ coming from? They never missed a month! They want to move... but where?

Holly Olsen: $1,100 to $1,695 starting August 1st. I never missed a payment during COVID; been here eight years.

Erik Mason: I've heard from a couple people that their rents were going up by 50 percent or more. It is outrageous! I don't know how single parent families are supposed to do it. I am sure there are many factors; increasing property values = increasing property taxes; even for those who have paid their rent on time, etc., the missed rent of others is being passed along. I wish I knew how to fix it.

Leesandro Chapa Garcia: Mine has been creeping up little by little. It usually goes up $50 every other year. Last time it was in 2018; got a letter yesterday it is going up $100. Funny how my salary doesn't go up to supplement that.

Tony Lucas: Supply NEEDS to outpace demand. Landlords are in a position to be able to be greedy and evidently they are. Get them out of that position.

Beth Stickelmeyer: Mine only went up $100. Thank God! I was expecting worse.

Caitlyn Lee: Rent went up by $400. Never paid late or missed payments, EVER.

Melody L. Wright: Thank God, only going up $25 dollars, $750 to $775. So thankful.

Marie Anderson: $775 to $1,075 in four years. ♦

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