Skyrocketing Rents Have Some Packing Up and Leaving Sacramento

Monday, July 31, 2017
CBS (Sacramento)

Some people are being forced to leave Sacramento as rent prices soar.

A newly-released study shows the gap is closing between Sacramento and San Francisco when it comes to affording rent.

For some, rent has been raised at a breathtaking rate.

One woman said her rent went from $695 to more than $1000, forcing her to move out of her south Sacramento apartment.

That kind of decision, suffer a raised rent or move, has Jovana Fajardo pushing for rent control across Sacramento.

“If we don’t have rent control to protect these rents from going up we see families going to other cities,” Fajardo said.

When it comes to rent affordability, a WalletHub survey marks Sacramento 106 of 150 metropolitan areas.

The median price for a two bedroom apartment in Sacramento is $1250, according to Apartment List.

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