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.


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

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