Yup. Techies have to do a better job of educating the non-technical among their friends and associates, otherwise they fall for this bullshit.
Basically, if using a thing means it has to phone home for permission, you do not own that thing, you will never own that thing, and that thing can, and likely will, be taken from you with no notice at some point in the future.
📣 Calling all Partick Housing Association residents 📣
In April, #PHA (#PartickHousingAssociation) tenants and their fellow #LivingRent members won agreements from PHA to re-examine their #RentConsultation process, particularly its reach and security. But PHA have yet again released a survey that is badly publicised and not password protected. So, we are publicising their consultation event for them.
Go along this Thursday to ensure your views will be heard:
Thursday 7th December, PHA Boardroom
Two slots: 3:30 - 5pm or 6-7:30pm
All PHA #Tenants welcome. #Glasgow #Partick #Rent #Housing #SocialHousing
Register via this link: https://www.partickha.org.uk/news/rent24/
Landlord came in today with maintenance. Saw the mold and blamed us for it being there even though there's a leaky gutter on the other side of the closet wall. Our closet was tidy. I keep my mobility scooter in there and we store one of the children's extra medical supplies in there, protected inside black plastic garbage bags. The landlord saw what was in the bags because two of them were open and the medical supplies were inside. He literally called our belongings "trash" and that the mold was there because of all our "garbage" (medical supplies and my mobility scooter)
The maintenance man had to saw a hole in the wall and and look around.
He covered it with plastic and left.
We aren't hearing word back about when they are finishing the repair or what to expect.
We need to file a claim with our renters insurance because we had to throw out all the families shoes and winter boots, 4 coats and $300 worth of medical supplies that we were storing in there, because it was all covered in that mold.
The landlord called our belongings trash, all while tossing our things out of our closet (our belongings that were stored in there are ruined from mold)
We video and audio recorded the entire interaction
Here's what our wall looks like now, and we are expected to clean up the drywall and mold mess they left behind
On the Brink: A Nova Scotia family and the ‘never-ending struggle’ to survive
How AirBnb is driving prices up in Brussels:
For every additional Airbnb property added per 100 regular households in a neighbourhood – the increase in the rental prices overall was of 1.6% on average
Also, the attraction of tourists leads to an increase in prices in other areas, making life harder to afford for local residents
Source: study by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel about rental prices 2015-2020
"So let’s talk about #Flex.
So essentially Flex pays your rent with a fee and you pay flex back. Sounds good right.
But I did some digging because they are pushing this so hard.
Come to find out, Flex is horrible. It doesn’t tell you how much the fee is until you sign up. Once you sign up it’s damm near impossible to get out of it.
So let’s say you need to split September rent, but in October you are fine. You still have to go thru flex and pay the fee.
Then I found this article. Not only could the lady not get out of flex, she ended up owing them about 1k in fees.
But I think we are missing a bigger issue. #Apartments are pushing flex because they know people can not afford the rent. And because people can’t afford the rent there are more #evictions and loss of payment. So instead of lowering the rent they push flex. They want it to seem like they are helping when they are not.
Most people get evicted and the apartment never get their money. 7 years later it falls off your credit report.
So to keep people in these buildings and to keep a steady income they offer some shit like flex.
Please don’t use it."
I'm still waiting for outlets to pay me for #freelance work that I did in August. It's December 2nd and I don't know when those payments are coming. It's why I'm pushing #Substack subscriptions or if you wish, donations to my #PayPal tip jar. I've posted links out to both this week. I'm not going to make my #rent payment in January at this rate. I definitely won't make it to the awards show either.
Today in Labor History December 2, 2016: Thirty-six people died in a fire at the Ghost Ship, a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, serving as an artist collective. At the time, the warehouse was hosting a concert. However, the warehouse was zoned for industrial purposes. Residential and entertainment uses were illegal. Of the 80 to 100 people attending the concert, 36 died, making it the deadliest fire in the history of Oakland. The authorities arrested Ghost Ship's master tenant Derick Almena and his assistant Max Harris and charged them with felony involuntary manslaughter. After a series of mistrials, Harris was acquitted. On January 22, 2021, Almena pled guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. With time served, he was expected to be able to serve his sentence in 18 months of home confinement while wearing an ankle monitor. A building inspector, a Child Protective Services agent, six members of the fire department, and three police officers had been to the building several times, but never mentioned any violations. Building owner, Chor Ng, plead the 5th, and never served any time. PG&E eventually paid some damages, as the fire originated with faulty electrical.
For many #millennials, buying a #home has become almost entirely out of reach. Average 30-year #mortgage rates are hovering around 7 percent — the highest they’ve been since 2007 — largely because of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame #inflation.
You know rent is out of control in Toronto when some hotels are offering month-long stay packages for less than the average rent in the city (currently $2980/month).
The Don Valley Hotel is offering a month-long stay packages priced at $2k/month + tax and includes things like parking & amenities. Only major downside is that the rooms don't have a kitchen but has microwave & fridge.
Hey #bristol friends...
Would need to be private, clean, quiet etc - all of the things that you might image you'd appreciate if you were seeking #therapy
Any suggestions or pointers would be great!
Urgent I have to pay the rent right now🏳️⚧️🏳️⚧️
There is only $100 left to cover the rent, we are very close, please, this is desperate, could someone send them right now, I beg you, I don't have more time💔🙏🏽
German Housing Price Decline a Preview of 2024 USA Market?
Today I realized that as of this month I've been working on https://amirentstabilized.com for 9 years! I started this project while in the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons in #NYC when I was a fledgling web developer and UX designer. While the code is still a bit ugly I've been making small and large improvements to it over the years, and that has felt good. It's also still fairly popular (~50k page views last year). Github repo:
https://github.com/clhenrick/am-i-rent-stabilized #webdev #housing #rent #civictech
So wait, what happens if capital also doesn't like landlords...?
...spoiler alert capital can and will conflict with itself too
There's nothing more frustrating than needing to pay #rent and freelance outlets are behind in paying me. If you like my work and would like to show support to a #Jewish #transgender #film critic, please consider a paying subscription to my Substack. I need to get at least five new founding subscriptions this week or 11 yearly subscriptions. It would be nice to have at least 125 monthly subs but it's unlikely. https://solzyatthemovies.substack.com/
Good morning friends, I am still behind on my rent, please I need to get the money soon otherwise you will throw me out on the street, I beg you for a little help since I need around $600 to cover the rent, I hope the good people can you help me in this difficult time🏳️⚧️💞
#MutualAid #translivesmatter #TransCrowdfund #trans #rent #HelpFolksLive2023 #LGBT
@email@example.com @lgbtqbookstodon @mutualaid @BlackMastodon@chirp.social
Urgent Rent Payment🏳️⚧️🏳️⚧️
I have received my first donation ($50) I am so happy I hope I can make it soon I don't want to go back to the streets please help me get the funds for the rent any help counts, share with other friends who can help I hope the trans community can help me in this difficult time🙏🏼😔
TLDR: Ray White real estate agents try to make tenants use some service that makes them pay a fee (and provide their private info) to pay rent.
Tenants are allowed to refuse to use this.
I'm so scared I don't want to lose my home ever again it's the hardest thing in the world there are a lot of bad people out there who just want to hurt me just for being a different person please don't hesitate to help me stay in my home.
#BlackLivesMatter #rent #MutualAid #TransCrowdfund #translivesmatter #trans #crowdfund #MutualAidRequest
@mutualaid @Yehuda @IndigenousMutualAid
Friends, I need your help, it's almost the end of the month and I have to cover the rent soon because they could throw me out on the street again, please, I'm begging you for a little help because I don't want to go through another difficult time out there, I just want be safe, don't hesitate to donate and share as much as you can every help is a blessing💔😔
You Want WHAT Information
As a guarantor for a renter, why must I give out enough information for anyone to create a fake identity?
The typical household cannot afford to buy a mid-price home in almost half of postal districts, while renting is unsustainable in others. Use the map below to see where is affordable for you'
A growing movement is pressuring the government to regulate rents on buildings where developers received federal loans.
#Technews #housing #rent #Landlord #Economy
i've been waiting 2 years for repairs from my #landlord …
though limited in scope, any improvement in regulation of the industry of leeches would be well received…
'Hard pill to swallow': Seniors respond to rent increases at southwest Calgary retirement home
Hey everyone the holidays are upon us, in the US. This year of injury and unemployment has been brutal https://ko-fi.com/Post/Life-In-The-Eyes-L4L4R0LHJ for backstory and some poetry.
I desperately need help remaining housed. Goal: 888 for a month. Please donate, share always, pray.
Please share, donate, pray. #rent #mutualaid paypal.me/kshernandezinc and v: @ skillingmesoftly are fastest. Gratitude. @BlackMastodon #Writingcommunity #catsofmastodon fam please amplify. Gratitude to all. 🙏🏾#federatedprofile
™️ #INSIDER_TRADERS #GONE_WILD | 💰 #TASTINGTRAFFIC_LLC TRIED TO #WARN_ALL SINCE 2007 BUT #NO_ONE #LISTENED??! Moving #STOLEN Bank #Proceeds (#MONEY_LAUNDERING) into #AMERICAN CONTROLLED AND OWNED #STOCKS (aka #Facebook, #Meta, Apple, Google, #Twitter, #Amazon and #Oracle). Don’t be fooled again.
See Pie chart attached. We were waiting for a name of the (less than 1% INSIDER ILLEGAL TRADER) USING OUT STOLEN HFT SOFTWARE.
Do we think it was #Warren_Buffet? OH NO.. >> but we would start your investigation with ( #DAY_TRADERS = #BINGO!) all the #NEW_YORK_STOCK_BROKERS that has done #BUSINESS WITH #WARREN_BUFFET in the last 10 years! There you will find all lowlife(S) #STOCKBROKERS for a Future #FIRING_SQUAD!
And all the Lowlife #MANIPULATORS and #SCUM_BAGS that have #STOLEN #WE THE #PEOPLES #MONEY that is now (WE SUSPECT) sitting in #MONEY_LAUNDERING_HEAVEN called #BITCOIN >> #CREATED for the #SOLE_PURPOSED of #UNFEATHERED #UNMONITORED #UNENFORCED #MONEY_LAUNDERING #SPEARHEADING by the TREASURY DEPT >> #MRS_YELLEN.
#ALERT! THIS IS A BANK RUN.. THIS IS A BANK RUN
Here is why.
We Invented #HFT (High Frequency Trading) that this government or main stream news has not even mentioned the term SINCE 2007?? --bc it’s #STOLEN_SOFTWARE from our #Company (WEBTRAFFICBROKERS.COM AKA HIS ENTERPRISES INC.) btw 1999-2007. with MASSIVE PROOF.
Just ask AT&T.net (#ATT.COM). We bought their EXPIRED domain name early 2000's in a millisecond when they allowed their OWN domain NAME to EXPIRE for #not_paying thier #RENT/lease. (before the #redemption_period was implemented and was policy ;)
#Hanging the #Carrot and MANIPULATING Markets at the same time. (Creating a Hope of Gain; Fear of Loss Scenario;) In fact, this software can go back in time..(like a tape recorder: Stop, Play, Rewind and Forward within 1 millisecond intervals) like #Back to the #Future to #PREDICT (aka #SURE_BET) what they already know.. See attached images..
And why in the past you see BIG SPIKES and BIG JUMPS in USA Stock Markets (aka Massive #RED). Stocks Blinking from red to green and green to red. That's the our stolen HFT software making #IF and #ELSE #DECISIONS -that can be seen with a #trained #NAKED_EYE until the #algorithms are #dialed_in.
#LISTEN_UP! YOU NEED #LIVE_TRANSACTIONS TO #DIAL_IN THE ALGO'S AND #HOW THEY GOT #CAUGHT BY #TASTINGTRAFFIC_LLC. ONCE THEY DIALED IN THE ALGORITHMS THE #STOLEN_TRADES ARE #UNDETECTABLE BY ANY #TECHNOLOGY IN USE TODAY; SINCE WE #DO_NOT HAVE THE #COMPUTER_POWER TO EVEN #MONITOR THIS #THIEVERY--AT ITS FINEST--USING OUR #STOLEN HFT #SOFTWARE--NO LESS!
The Treasury Dept. are currently the biggest money launderers on the planet.
WHAT YOU ARE SEEING EVERY DAY IS THE #USA_GOVERNMENT AND #TREASURY_DEPT utilizing #Bitcoin_exchange (WE CALL IT THE #EVIL #TRINITY)-- MOVING THIS STOLEN LAUNDERED MONEY (assets) to and FROM crypto exchanges to and from STOCKs THEY OWN TO PROP THEM UP TO CREATE AN #ILLUSION OF #ADVANCED PROGRESS and Bogus PROFITS with bogus rise in charts.
YOU are not TRUSTWORTHY whatsoever to manage any #BANKING_SECTOR whatsoever. You lost your RIGHT to manage anything LONG AGO..
Yes people you are NOW competing with your OWN Government to make money.
The Treasury Dept. has become a #CASINO! Just ask #Australia --#Bidens new found friend and his first #announcement almost at inauguration?? Its not about nuclear submarines-- its about a WORLD WIDE CASINO and Theft.
And what are #Casino's EXPERTs AT??
Btw I was a local in Vegas;) Learned how to eat and gamble all day with a 1 dollar chip..
YES WE EAT NAILS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER--AND WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!
Do not invest in these losing companies. If you do you will lose everything and we don't #lie.
I am going to tell you the future as plain as day.
META will be SHUT DOWN the day its actually launches. Either Physically or electronically or by Government order.
👁️ 👁️ Btw back in the day the first pic I saw took 45 min to download onto my Panasonic laptop. I used by blackberry cell phone for internet connection >> 800 baud.
It was a naked woman. The Internet started with #PORNOGRAPHY and will #NOT END WITH PORNOGRAPHY -- NOT ON OUR #WATCH! 👁️ 👁️
AGAIN TAKE YOU MONEY AND RUN.
Supporting Video here:
@RedForkian @RedForkian We here in the UK feel ya 😞 The last option appeals to me. Trouble is we no longer have commons. Someone has 'property rights' of every square inch of the planet. You pay the rich one way or another, they've made sure if that. Reform will not change this. Only a new system will.
Today I learnt about rent strikes. Very interesting.
@neil - “Revenge of the Renter”
This is a fascinating, scary article, about the impact of investment-centric landlords on communities in Canada, and the risks and opportunities of ongoing rent strikes.
Vancouver leads the way as Canadian rent prices hit new high for 6th month in a row: report
😲 🤦 😬
Average rent for one-bedroom in Canada reached $1,906 in October; in Vancouver it was $2,872
#urgent #Update 90/230 #rent pastdue as of😖11/10 to remain housed for another week. 140 needed today to stay housed and avoid fees. goal for month. 800 Backstory and #Poetry @ https://ko-fi.com/Post/Life-In-The-Eyes-L4L4R0LHJ
Please share, donate, pray. #rent #mutualaid #urgent . paypal.me/kshernandezinc and v: @ skillingmesoftly are fastest. Gratitude. @BlackMastodon @mutualaid #Writingcommunity #catsofmastodon fam please amplify. Gratitude to all. 🙏🏾
Revenge of the Renter in Canada
Hundreds of tenants, struggling to afford skyrocketing rents, are refusing to pay their landlords at all. They call it a rent strike. The landlords say it’s illegal. An inside look at the frontier of a growing class war
"November 2023 Rentals.ca Report : The annual rate of rent growth in Canada was 9.9% in October, moderating slightly from the 11.1% annual pace in September but representing the second fastest annual increase of the past seven months. Average asking rents increased 1.4% month-over-month in October, somewhat slower than monthly gains of 1.5% in September and 1.8% in August, due to seasonal factors."
#rent #housing #canada #rental
The jury's still out on whether American workers really see themselves as "temporarily embarrassed millionaires," but America's capitalists have a palpable, undeniable loathing for capitalism. The dream of an American "entrepreneur" is passive income: money you get from owning something capitalists and/or workers use to create value.
Got a statement of account from our now previous #landlords. This was my response to them:
"$12K? Haha. So you want us to pay the entire balance of our lease after we were given 72 hours to get out in order to avoid attorney's fees in the midst of my family burying my father and now we don't even live there anymore?"
They also charged us $350 trash removal fee, because we didn't get enough time to finish cleaning out our apartment.. ya know, because my father had just fucking died.
We'd been led to believe We would only be owing our balance as of when we moved out. That was the whole point of us scrambling and leaving several important things behind. If I'd known they were going to pull this shit, I would have sat my ass there and waited until they had the sheriff throw us out. Seems like quite a nice arrangement for them, we pay for a year's #rent on an apartment they've just rented out to someone else.
> Suit claims employees were told pricing outside the algorithm was "unacceptable."
A new report from the New York City Community Land Initiative found that only 21.6% of units built by for-profit developers on public land are affordable.
#Technews #housing #NYC #NewYork #HOUSINGCRISIS #affordability #rent
City Council voted to revise the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) policy by barring properties with five or more units from qualifying for a CIP application. Ken Der explains the outcome of the the months-long debate, sparked by outrage from tenants of South Shore Apartments as the property owners attempted to recover $24M in construction costs through rent increases.
Just got off of a call with an attorney for free legal advice through the legal aid of Mid Michigan legal help line.
Weweee.. what a call!
So, I only have enough energy to write about ONE THING DISABLED PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW:
that withholding rent in an escrow account until landlord makes repairs advice we all keep hearing from housing advocacy orgs--- that is NOT TRUE for disabled people on SSI!
After the first month, all the other funds in an escrow account count as ASSETS, even though it's meant for the landlord.
So, If you are disabled on SSI THIS IS NOT A LEGAL OPTION YOU CAN TAKE, not if you want to lose all your benefits.
If I remember, I'll tell you what the lawyer told us about section 8 in this situation--- actions that section 8 voucher recipients can take, what section 8 can do to "help", and what the risks associated with section 8 "stepping in" are
So, between section 8, Social Security Income, and the landlord, we are between a rock and a steel-spiked wall with a floor that's shaking and wobbling us around, while the walls are slowly closing in on us
The DOJ has requested to participate in a lawsuit by tenants alleging that landlords colluded using RealPage software to artificially inflate rents.
#Technews #realpage #landlords #housing #rent #tenants
With climate change pushing our thermostats ever higher, it is a matter of urgency, a public health emergency for renters in Victoria, and all over Australia to have the right to cooling.
Join us: 6pm, Thursday, November 2nd.
For those who want to learn more, here's a 13-minute companion video that explains the current crisis of housing and rental affordability in Toronto.
Includes quick explanations of rent control, vacancy decontrol, renoviction, purpose-built rentals, density, zoning, NIMBY, financialization, and the National Housing Strategy Act.
Again linking to YouTube version - apologies for the auto-generated captions.
"Five senior Tories accused of “blocking” a new law to ban “no fault evictions” for renters are landlords, the Mirror can reveal.
They include Chief Whip Simon Hart, who bought a buy-to-let flat in Pembrokeshire in April this year. It comes after Michael Gove ’s flagship renters’ reform bill hit the buffers - sparking Tory infighting over who was behind the delay."
"In Scotland, where the government has limited rises for sitting tenants to 3 per cent, rents on newly-let properties jumped a record 13 per cent year on year, Hamptons said, as landlords tried to capture as much rental uplift as possible in between tenancies."
The FT article also mentions 5 UK whips holding up Westminster rent reforms because they are landlords. The Mirror named them today, I'll stick that in the replies.
When you've been apartment hunting for over a year, you see a lot of the same apartments coming back in the market. Just saw one 2-bedroom I looked at last summer at $1900 now posted at $2200.
Renters are facing around 15% increase on turnover rents compared to last year but #ottcity can't imagine asking homeowners to pay more than 2.5% increase in taxes.
Day three: already got 2 demos for new songs. One is a total sell-out dance track meant for #twerking. The other is good incidental #music. Now to flesh them out.
I have a #Venmo by the way. If you'd like to help my family make #rent while I'm making music or art (and looking for another day job that doesn't allow for a coup). It's $Ayila-Bailey if you like to help and I need to get up $1300. Thanks!
@futurebird @Hteph @TopWKone
Flashback (Spring 1971):
Pic shows rent strikers rent striking.
By 9:30pm, the trailer is packed and someone's come to haul it away. I have a smoke with her because I think talking to her is the only way I'll forgive myself for any of this.
I wander the house picking up garbage and surveying the damage. It's been a while since we've been inside the house and things have changed. I feel nothing but despair. It reminds me of the house we fixed up for my parents.
Everything is filthy.
The kitchen was a nice, sunny yellow. It is now a dark blue of some variety.
Half the lights don't work.
A window is missing.
The neighbours have watched her climbing through the windows for a few months now. So we figure we can roughly pinpoint when she lost the keys.
The fridge stopped working and she didn't tell us. She also didn't take the food out. So now we have to deal with a fridge full of badly-decomposed food.
There is so much garbage.
Everything is despair.
The deadline. Dave told her previously that if she didn't have her stuff out by the end of the day today, we were coming over and hauling it away. No response.
We arrive at 5:00pm. She's there and she's got a friend there, helping her haul stuff out on the deck. We go inside to look around. There is a lot of stuff still to be packed up.
I remark that she's filled all the holes, but she hasn't sanded any of them. I know it's ungracious of me, but I was incredibly upset.
Then the bathroom door opens and out wanders this lady we've never seen before. And there's a smell. Dave describes it as smelling sweet and chemical. I can't describe it at all, but it's strong and unpleasant.
We don't know what the woman was doing in the bathroom. She was in there for fifteen minutes at least, because that's how long we were in the living room for. There was no toilet flush and with no shower curtain in the bathroom, we decide she wasn't having a shower.
Dave contacts a friend who might be able to tell him if the smell was drug-related. The friend listens to his description and asks if it smells like "wrong candy". Dave immediately says that's the right description. The friend says she was probably smoking meth. But the good news is that the smell doesn't linger and soak in, like cigarette or pot smoke.
We work to get her stuff out of the house and on to the deck. Friends come over to help us. We take the stuff outside and our tenant and her crew pack it and put it on the trailer.
We show up at the house after work to collect our keys from the tenant. There's no point in doing a walk-through because Dave's given her back her damage deposit already.
She hasn't started packing. I have a panic attack. She says she's lost the keys. I throw up behind the car.
Still no movement. She says she's trying, but she needs more time. We go home and I have a panic attack that we're never getting our house back.
Someone's parked a flat deck trailer in the driveway. There's nothing on it, but it's there. She still doesn't know where the keys are.
Stuff is being loaded on the trailer, but there's still a lot of stuff in the house. She tells us she's filled at the holes in the walls from the stuff she hung up. So at least there's that, I guess.
So. We get my parents moved in. And you'd think that would be the end of the story.
Except it isn't.
Dave and I found ourselves stuck with three houses and we only need two (one for us, one for my parents).
So we put the little blue house from the first post up for sale. Everyone told us we should rent it out while we wait for it to sell. There's a big construction project going on in our town and all of the hotels are booked up with the workers. Everyone assured us that the house would be rented in no time.
We resisted because we both have issues with landlords, never mind actually being landlords.
But we listed it in the winter. And apparently no one buys houses in the winter.
By the time February rolled around, we were getting desperate. Remember how I mentioned we extended every available credit option? Well, now there were bills to pay. And a house sitting empty that no one wanted to buy that still had mortgage payments and utilities.
We caved. We advertised renting the place out. Lots of people were interested, so we'd arrange a time to show them the place and they wouldn't show up.
The only person who did show up was a relative of someone we work with. She's a young, single mother on benefits. She loved the place and our friend assured us she was a model tenant. All she wanted was a cozy little place for her child to feel at home in.
How could we say no? We dropped the rent for her. She said she had construction experience and asked if she could drywall the attic (which had insulation and plastic, but no drywall) for us. So we dropped the rent further to compensate for her work.
The only thing, which we made sure she knew and was clear on, was that the house was still for sale. There might be people coming to look at it. It might sell.
If it sold, we assured her that we knew, by law, she would need to be given 90 days notice. That would be part of any sale. So we did a month-to-month lease. She was good with that. She just really needed a place. We all signed the contract.
Today, I signed my very first lease by myself. (In context, I'm in my 30s & have lived many, many places)
Although I feel old for this milestone, I'm reminded that many women will never experience this moment in their lifetime. Of the women in my family, I am one of only three.
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" - Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own" (1935)
Economists Support Nationwide #Rent Control in Letter to #Biden Admin
"All the empirical literature suggests that the basic economic story does not hold" when it comes to anti-rent control arguments, said one economist.
This obviously is not relegated to grad students. Data show that across the country, the number of hours worked in order to afford median #rent has skyrocketed. It's no wonder that #unionization is on the rise. We're in an acute #CostofLiving crisis, and having a boat does not preclude you from also having compassion.
The average #rent for a single room in the UK has just passed £700 a month!
As you might expect this rental #inflation is especially acute in the UK cities, with rises in Edinburgh (up 25%), Middlesbrough (21%) & Manchester (20%) the highest rises.
For non-mortgage house-owning older people, the #costoflivingcrisis is a survivable calamity (for the most part), but for everyone else, the problems of the UK economy are increasingly serious & unmanageable.
We are sinking beneath the waves!
We still need roughly $1200 to be able to pay our July rent!
Currently at $8883 we need to hit $10083 ASAP!
(I heard #Minneapolis #Mayor of #lies, #police #killings, and #violent #gentrification, #JacobFrey, was also at the #pride parade. Remember, #Frey rhymes with "lie" not with "gay"— the handful of people who know his persecution of #houseless people and saw him told him off, but it's outrageous that any place #justice-minded people gather doesn't run off a #dangerous #grifter #politician like him. He's currently thwarting #RentControl while mercilessly punishing the victims of high #rent.)
And we wonder why there is so much homelessness? Unemployed are almost totally excluded from private rental market and there isn't enough social housing
The 7-year-old continues to be inspired in his theatrical crossover ideas. I explained the premise of "Rent" (coming to our local theater next season) and he replies, "Oh, I know -- what if Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave the money to the poor artists?"
New ending for Rent: Robin Hood shows up, buys Benny out & pays for everyone's AZT in perpetuity, apartment becomes an artist co-op, everyone lives happily ever after.