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Who will work if there is nowhere to live?

| December 1, 2022 1:00 AM

I just read in the Wall Street Journal that a woman in Jersey City, N.J. received notice from her landlord that her rent on a two-bedroom apartment (waterfront) would go up 40% to $6,000 per month if she renewed her lease.

The woman and her neighbors in their 19-story building organized and filed petitions, finding that the city's rent control administration agreed. The result: the landlord can only raise rent 4% annually.

With hundreds of workers needed in Bonner County, but whose salaries are under $20 per hour, the city or county should consider rent control measures.  Perhaps put it up to a vote.

The purchase of a house is no longer possible for the majority of the under 40 years of age population — without an inheritance!

Who will work at checkouts, stocking and sales positions if there is no place to affordably live and to raise a family?

JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON

Clark Fork, Idaho

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