Stop and Limit the Steady Increase of Rent
  • Petitioned City of Midland and Odessa, TX

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City of Midland and Odessa, TX

Stop and Limit the Steady Increase of Rent

    1. Brittany Michelle
    2. Petition by

      Brittany Michelle

      Midland, TX

Since the explosion of the Oil Boom the rent here has increased significantly between Midland and Odessa, TX. The cost of living is rising so high that people from all different backgrounds are struggling to survive such as our veterans, couples, single parents, college students like myself.The majority of the corporate apartments owned here in the area are not even locally owned but charge extreme prices that are very difficult for close to minimum wage employee's to afford. Many have been forced into destitution or to be homeless while some are living in storage units with their families or worse. The reason for being homeless today is different then the reason we could use 50 years ago, today it is because the cost of living is exceeding our income. It is simply becoming to expensive to support ourselves here in this area. The housing market itself has risen the prices to make the fullest profit off of the oil worker's here who get paid well enough to afford these prices, while the rest of us cannot afford these prices and have lived here our entire lives. Please take a stand with me to stop this injustice against those who live here and do not make a lot of money but work hard to help others, make an honest living and try our best to make a better future. This change is for our Veterans, Nurses, Teachers, Students, Families, those who work everyday of their life to put food on the table for their kids and one day cannot because of someone else's greed. Please help me make a Change.

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      Brittany Michelle
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      Everyones support is so uplifting, the more we fight for a voice then the more we can be heard. This is a fight for fairness for people who are struggling all over West Texas.

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    • James Barry ODESSA, TX
      • 9 months ago

      I for one make close to 60,000 a year and am a father of 4 children and I am paying over 50 percent of my income on rent alone and then another 342.00 a month for heath insurance and after all that there is not much left to feed my family pay the utilities, water and car insurance we are in a constant negative every month and have to rob Peter to pay Paul I just could not imagine some one making less with a family of my size making it and there are a lot of families that do not even come close to earning what I do

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    • Alexsandra Fuentes MIDLAND, TX
      • 11 months ago

      When I first read this petition I didn't doubt for a second that I would be signing it. Things have become so hard now since we had another oil boom and rent just shot up the roof because now they thought everyone suddenly worked for the oil field and could afford it. Its become clear that when it comes to money, parents, kids, the elderly and disabled would be put on the streets in a blink of an eye. I hope this works to change ANYTHING about these ridiculous rent prices because what happens when we have a bust? Stop being greedy for the moment and think of the negative effects this is having on us hard working people who have those 2 jobs to support our family but it isn't enough and are labeled as poor, worthless and worse homeless. Don't make us choose between a roof over our head and food on the table!

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    • David Brito MIDLAND, TX
      • 11 months ago

      I'm not rich. I just moved from a one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom in the same complex. I will be supporting my finacee and her son who are legal immigrants. Let's hear it for the American dream!

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    • Michael Morales ODESSA, TX
      • 11 months ago

      Rent is becoming unbearable

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    • LAVERNA MORGAN MIDLAND, TX
      • 12 months ago

      I have settled here in midland but the rent is so high and climbing, I'm 58 and it's hard to pay rent on a fixed salary

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