Prince Rupert rent is getting too high

This letter is to talk about the rent here in Prince Rupert and how high it has jumped.

Editor:

This letter is to talk about the rent here in Prince Rupert and how high it has jumped.

Who can afford $1,000 for a two bedroom, nothing included? And some of the people renting the places will only take working people from the port and, I am assuming, LNG if and when it happens.

I am living in a two bedroom apartment with my father, who is in his 80s, and I am on disability. We are paying almost $800, around $794. Maybe I don’t mind paying that, it’s just that we have to move at the end of the month because we have a small dog.

I know it says no animals allowed but I am not the only one in any of the properties. There are animals in almost all buildings and I don’t want to place my dad elsewhere. I promised my late mother I would look after him.

If anyone wants to know why I am on disability, I am a survivor of stomach cancer. I hope and pray we find a place soon time is running out.

Maxine Barton

Prince Rupert