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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:33 PM

 

It's called the Rent Relief Act.

Kamala Harris: I'll help low-income Iowans afford their rent

Over the last few weeks in Iowa, an important conversation came up that echoes conversations Iíve heard across the country. The cost of living is rising, and with skyrocketing rents, too many families are struggling each month to keep a roof over their head.

In 99 percent of counties in America, a minimum wage worker, working 40 hours a week, canít afford a one-bedroom apartment at market rate. State senators like Claire Celsi, Zach Wahls, and Kevin Kinney know first hand what this crisis means to the Iowans they represent.

In Sen. Wahlsí district, mobile home residents, many of them on low and fixed incomes, recently found out that in 60 days, their rent will go up 58 percent. Since then, heís been working diligently with Sen. Kinney to prevent this from happening again. Sen. Celsi spoke out about the crisis, rightfully pointing out that in Iowa, just like many states, there is not enough of a commitment to providing affordable housing.


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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Because the RENT IS TOO DAMN' HIGH! (Sorry, couldn't resist...) n/t

 

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. I have one of his shirts. Love it. NT

 

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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:43 PM

3. "mobile home residents"

 

This is a different issue than apartment rent as the moble home owners rent their space but own their home. This means they can't move and are hostage to the moble home park. Thing is, moble home parks are the latest investment craze. Investors are buying them and jacking up the rental space becasue they know they have a captive market of tenants who can't leave.

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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:02 PM

4. A friend's rent - 50% increase

 

that means she has to move but there is no affordable housing available. She is a hardworking 78 and now looking for a job.
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Response to KT2000 (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 06:30 PM

5. 50% increase means they didn't want to renew with the tenant. NT

 

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 07:52 PM

6. not in this case

 

the landlords divorced and the wife needs the rental income for her income. She felt bad but she became current with the skyrocketing rents. $1500 for one bed apt.
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Response to KT2000 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:09 PM

7. That is a part of not wanting to rent to that tenant.

 

In this case bringing it up to market value meant they had to find someone else who was qualified. I would never let one of my clients to get that far behind market value. Then again, I take one very few clients who are in it for income. Itís a bad business to be in if you are dependent on its income unless you have a number of units.
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