The Housing Market cannot justify its living prices. When Cities, and States raise their minimum wage for employees, it's so the citizens of their communities can have MORE in life beyond a fighting chance of survival.
There is justice, excuse, or reason for rent to be charged in a manner that is calculated to keep working class citizens holding two jobs, 16 hour days, 80 hour weeks to keep a barely decent roof over their heads and still afford all the other living expenses out there.
This needs to stop! EVERYONE in the working class is stressed, tired, missing their families, working primarily because rent robs 50% to 75% of our hard earned money! The solution is NOT to find cheaper housing! That is a selfish suggestion of investors filling their pockets with greed.
We need to see rent go down 25%-50% of current cost(s).
Today renters cover insurance, common area maintenance fees, utilities, electricity, and apartment maintenance cost(s). The rent we pay is mostly profit for the owner(s). What actual operation cost(s) of apartments do the owners cover in comparison to the renter?
Again, we need and petition base rent to go down 25%-50% in every community across the Nation.