Residents Rallying For Rent Control As Costs Skyrocket In Sacramento


GETTING ANSWERS FROM ALL ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, THIS IS THE CBS 13 NEWS AT 6:00. HUNDREDS OF SACRAMENTOAN SSHG ARE EXPECTED TO RALLY TOMORROW MORNING CALLING FOR RENT CONTROL TO STOP RENT FROM SPIKING EVERY YEAR. RENT COSTS HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE, ES — ESPECIALLY OTHER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, AND IT’S BEEN DRIVING PEOPLE OUT OF THE CITY. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M SAM SHANE. I’M ADRIENNE MOORE. ANGELA IS LIVE IN SACRAMENTO WITH HOW IT’S AFFECTING ONE SACRAMENTO FAMILY. THE SURGING RENT IS NOT JUST AFFECTING DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN. IT’S ALSO AFFECTING PEOPLE LIVING IN SOUTH SACRAMENTO WHO ARE GETTING SQUEEZED OUT, INCLUDING NANCY AVELOS, WHO IS ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING HOMELESS AFTER HER RENT SPIKED. I DON’T HAVE HOUSE ANY MORE FOR MY DAUGHTER. A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE, NANCY AVALOS SAID SHE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO PAY HER RENT AT THE CEDAR RIDGE APARTMENTS OFF MACK ROAD. SHE GAVE HER FINAL NOTICE IN JUNE AND WAS AFRAID SHE’D END UP HOMELESS. VERY AFRAID. AVALOS SAID HER RENT WENT UP THREE TIMES IN THE LAST YEAR. SHE WAS INITIALLY PAYING $695 A MONTH, BUT IN JUNE OF THIS DWREESHG — YEAR, HER RENT TOTALLED OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE HOMES FOR TOMORROW, FOR THE NEXT MONTH, AND NOT WAIT FOR DEVELOPMENT FIVE YEARS FROM NOW. SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ALL TENANTS OF SACRAMENTO, SHE’S ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS FOR SATURDAY’S RALLY, URGING THE CITY TO ADOPT RENT CONTROL POLICIES. WE DON’T HAVE RENT CONTROL TO PROTECT THESE RENTS FROM GOING UP. WE’RE JUST GOING TO SEE OUR FAMILIES MIGRATE TO OTHER CITIES. RENTS ARE GOING UP, UNFORTUNATELY. BOB THOMAS SAYS HE’S ALREADY SEEING FAMILIES MOVE OUT OF SACRAMENTO BECAUSE OF THE SKY HIGH RENT. THE OWNER REALIZES, I’M GOING TO CATCH UP TO THE MARKET SO THEY ARE RAISING THE RENT ANYWHERE FROM POSSIBLY JUST A HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND IN SOME SITUATIONS, AS MUCH AS 250 OR $300. THOMAS SAYS IT’S PEOPLE FROM THE BAY AREA AND THE EAST COAST WHO ARE USED TO PAYING HIGHER PRICES THAT ARE DRIVING UP THE RENT, ALTHOUGH RENT CONTROL WOULD BENEFIT TENANTS LOCKED INTO THEIR LESION AGREEMENTS, THOMAS SAYS NEW TENANTS WHO CAN’T AFFORD THE NEW PRICES ARE THE ONES WHO GET SQUEEZED OUT. IT’S A NEW REALITY FOR AVALOS, WHO SAYS FRESNO COULD BECOME HER NEW HOME. IT’S THE VERY HEART. NOW, THE RALLY BEGINS TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE FRUIT RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE. MEANWHILE, LATER THIS MONTH, HER ORGANIZATION WILL HEAD RIGHT HERE TO CITY HALL AND GO BEFORE A CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THOSE RENT CONTROL POLICIES. FOR THOSE WONDERING WHY WE ARE SEEING SO MANY HOMELESS THESE DAYS ON OUR STREETS, YOU CAN POINT TO THIS. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A BIG ISSUE. ABSOLUTELY. 30% IN ONE YEAR. UNBELIEVABLE. HUGE JUMP. ALL RIGHT. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THAT. BY THE WAY, RENTS HAVE GONE UP ACROSS THE NATION, AND IT’S HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAID RENT ROSE ALMOST 4% COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO IN JUNE. WANL WAGES ARE GROWING LESS THAN HALF AS FAST AS THOSE RENTAL COSTS ARE GOING UP AND GAS PRICES ARE RISING, OF COURSE. THESE EXAMPLES ARE LIKELY THE CAUSE FOR RETAIL SALES, WHICH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *