California Housing Crisis Covid-19. Don’t Let Renters Rights Be Abused!

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Hello, we have resided in Orange County, California for many years. We are sick and tired of paying huge amounts of rent to big companies like Shea apartments and Irvine Company. We have paid over $480k to those companies in rent and we have never been late or withheld payment. During the Covid-19 pandemic these companies need to repay our loyalty. We can’t use club houses, pools or other community services, yet we are still expected to pay for those amenities within our rent. This is very unfair and high in expectancy due to the fact that many people can’t continue their jobs and are still expected to pay their rent. Many people like us are required to pay rent and mortgage when they have no way of increasing their income. It’s not clear if the pandemic is going to last a month, 2 months, or even years! What we’re offered is too little. Renters and mortgage payers need a solution not an extra burden during these hard times. Giving myself as an example, a single mom, my income is not enough for my family’s needs let alone the added Corona Virus extra costs. I asked my landlords for a discount in rent verbally, and in writing many times but they wont accept. It is just hard to understand that while there is so many people in financial, and medical distress all around the world, how it is still legal for Landlords to request overpriced rental fees. So many people who are eligible for a Stimulus Check aren’t given a cent and can’t continue working have to worry about rent, keeping good health and other necessities. People need to be more understanding of each other and helpful. Solutions to these issues include discounts or elimination of rental costs during the Corona Virus pandemic. California locals do not deserve eviction or overly priced rent to add on to their stresses. The housing, and rental fees are unacceptable, help us change that. Help each other during these times, and remember we are all in this together. God bless you, and thank you! (: