Honestly, I don’t know how I can do it anymore with the high rent in Florida. It seems like the rent keeps going higher and higher and higher. I looked yesterday for a one-bedroom apartment and it was almost $1,600 just to have an apartment. if I wanted a two-bedroom apartment, I would have to pay almost $2,500 for it. It doesn’t make any sense. Let’s be clear, the job market here is not that great although you can find many of jobs. What Biden fails to tell you, is that it is very difficult to find a job that will pay you at least $20 an hour. Every job that allows you to work will pay you some money, but it will not be enough for you to live a successful life and even just to get an apartment to start off. So I think why the rent is being raised so high, why not do the same as in raising the prices of what we get paid, so that we can actually afford where we live.
This all makes no sense to me because Florida is really not that great. I understand also about inflation, and with this situation we will never be able to have good options when it comes to housing. I think there has to be enough programs out there to help people who are looking to find affordable housing. Even when it comes to The Housing Authority, they do not take the time to speak with you to find out your needs. The Housing Authority in Pinellas County, is probably one of the worst places to go to get help. I have found that many people had said that the Pinellas County Housing Authority, was very rude and they would even hang up on the people when they ask questions about where they were on the list. My thing is, if you don’t want to do your job, then why be there at all!
They keep saying they’re building up all these different places that can help stop the housing crisis, but at the end of the day with everything being built up, still the rent is outrageous and there is really no places for other people to actually go to when they need a home. I found myself waiting just as long as I would on The Housing Authority list to get into affordable housing that they claim they built for those that needed it. I know a lot of people love Florida, and it’s mostly some of the people who have actually moved here because they could not get enough of the weather. When it all comes down to it, Florida does not care about no one and it is really sad how they treat the people of this state. There is so much racism, there is so much crime, and there are so many people out here who are struggling everyday to make it, because jobs are not playing fair. So if you’re ever thinking about moving to Florida I would think twice. This is not the type of place you want to end up especially when you got a family. No one really cares about you, all they care about is the money that you are bringing to the community. So if you’re one of those people who barely makes it, living paycheck to paycheck, then your money doesn’t matter.