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In Two Weeks I Celebrate 20 Years Out Of Homelessness

By ohomen171 following x   2019 Jun 14, 1:04pm 199 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


#homelessnessIn two weeks, I will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of my permanent escape from homelessness. On July 4, 1999, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment at the Glen Willow apartments. I didn't even have a bed. I had just a sleeping bag on the floor. But I finally had my own place to live and some dignity in life.
What had been the price of admission to this apartment?

Rent: $1,200 per month
Damage Deposit: $400 provided by a grant
Income verification: None-just proof that I was employed. At that time my income was $1,396 per month or $16,752 per year.

Let us fast forward 20 years and see what my price of admission to the two-bedroom apartment at the Glen Willow apartments would be today as follows:

Rent: $2,450.00 per month
Damage Deposit: $1,000.00
Required income: $6,125 per month or $73,500 per year.

I would not have been able to afford this apartment and escape homelessness in San Jose, California.
1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Jun 14, 1:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Well how come now you say you need triple your rent a month, but in 1999 you say you only needed to make 196 over your rent a month?

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