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Enough stuff for the wealthy

by SW39, 2 months ago

In 2012 I paid $1295 per month for a 3 br apartment while going to college and taking care of my kids. We moved to Wilsonville because of the quality of the middle school. By 2015 I had graduated nursing school, was working in Salem and the rent had soared to $1795 for the same apartment. We need affordable housing for the middle class. Come on. Enough pretties for the millionaires, we need basics for the lower and middle classes.

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Wilsonville Bike commuter 26 days ago
I agree with this story. I first moved to Wilsonville in 2013. Since then rents have blown me out almost from living here. I paid similar amount for my first one bedroom with a garage and now am paying in a much older and not as nice place over 1400 and with water and all about 1500. It is about half my take home pay. Last year my rent increased 6.9% and my income c.o.l. increase was only 3%. I am going backward.. Sadly it is not just here, but the whole north Willamette Valley. And people wonder where all new homeless are coming from?? This keeps up, I may be one in the next few years, as housing will be more than I can afford. I am what my parents would call middle class in their day.
Admin Commented Team member commented Kim Rybold
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2 months ago