Rising rents are a reality, not fiction
I was at the city council meeting this past Wednesday and many of the landlords stated that they do not charge market rate for their units. This may be true of the landlords that were in attendance but it is false to say that many apartments aren't very expensive. A cursory search of Craigslist or local real estate offices shows that options for working class individuals and families is limited, perhaps even non-existent. I'm not suggesting a solution but I am suggesting that we, as a community, face reality.