Claudia Flores, a 36-year-old professional who has worked in the City Planning Department for eight years, is just one example of the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor in the nation. She was booted from a room she shared in a three-bedroom Mission District condo, where she was paying $1,000 a month – a figure that is virtually non-existent according to KQED, the PBS station in San Francisco.
The rent for the entire place, which is not covered by rent control, was going up to $6,300 a month and was given, instead, to “two guys in their 20s who work for Apple,” Sgfate.com writes. If she made more money, Flores says she would have been able to stay and not be forced to hop between one friend’s apartment while waiting for a space to open up at another's next month.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
TOO EXPENSIVE TO LIVE: CITY WORKERS CAN'T AFFORD TO RENT IN SAN FRANCISCO
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