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From: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-8 11:37 AM 
To: All  (1 of 33) 
 3.1 

I did this for two people; my brother and myself.  

We re both on limited income, I'm on SS, he's on disability. Rising rents are pricing us out of our apartments, in fact, he's on the verge of homless right now.  He has a one bedroom apartment, it's in a older complext, with very cracked sidewalks, a parking lot in bad shape and need of repaving. Nothing fancy. His rent went up to $925 a month.   I'm in a one bedroom, rent is over $800 a month, next year it will go to almost $1,000 a month.   My place is in better shape but not fancy either.

So I wanted to bring attention to the housing issue for those on limited income; and that not all homeless people are drunk and druggies.  Some are homeless for no fault of their own.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-11 9:28 AM 
To: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 33) 
 3.2 in reply to 3.1 

Even here in semi-rural not anywhere near a major city Central Florida, common apartment rentals in not even fancy areas run $750 as a minimum and newer units run $1,200 and up.  This is a near universal issue.  Part of the problem seems to be new construction costs, building codes have been getting more and more strict if not just outright onerous, every home in Florida has to be built to hurricane on the beach standards with windows to withstand a 2 x 4 at 20 mph, etc.  All homes or apartments have to be fully ADA compliant and some areas cannot have a whiff of air escaping with a compressor filling the place and smoke tested for leaks, the energy efficiency rules and all are just adding up something awful.  With teams of inspectors and political activists demanding ever stricter and safer standards it is no wonder no one can afford fully compliant housing.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 
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From: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 9:50 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 33) 
 3.3 in reply to 3.2 

I can belive it; here with more new, "luxuary" apartments being built, people are forced out and very few places left, unless you want to live in a druggie, dumpy place.  Anything that's decent but not fancy, is getting out of price range.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-11 12:51 PM 
To: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 33) 
 3.4 in reply to 3.3 
Having economy buildings torn down and expensive ones going up is how most retirees and low income people ended up homeless. Fred Meyer built a store with a bottomless coffee cup and a great buffet. That is where many, mostly old men, went for their daily meal. They had housekeeping rooms in old buildings and spent good weather playing chess or other games in the downtown parks. Fred Meyer and stepson died, company broken up and sold. Cheap rooms remodeled or torn down to be hotels for rich. Young people on drugs are the ones in the parks and streets now, complete with bedroll and tents.
 

 
From: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 1:14 PM 
To: kizmet1  (5 of 33) 
 3.5 in reply to 3.4 

That is exactly what is happening here.  It's all about $$$$$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-11 1:41 PM 
To: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 33) 
 3.6 in reply to 3.5 
One just has to read the real estate ads to see how prices are going up whereever malls, big companies, big factories, and vacation homes have moved in. What used to be nice little cities are now being annexed to big citied and big buildings built or else they are little cities turned into vacation retreats. Oregon coast is almost untouchable since Indian casinos opened and have good entertainment and buffets. I hope to move to WA coast where there are fewer reservstions. Just a beach to walk or cycle on. I don't feel as much pain on real sand.
 

 
From: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 3:54 PM 
To: kizmet1  (7 of 33) 
 3.7 in reply to 3.6 

I hope you are able to do that, that will be nice and I'm sure more peacefull!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-11 4:06 PM 
To: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 33) 
 3.8 in reply to 3.7 
Peaceful would be nice. I grew up going clamming there. It has really grown but no room for a casino or mega resort. Even has a cheap bus to Oregon for shopping or going to Portland.
 

 
From: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 4:27 PM 
To: kizmet1  (9 of 33) 
 3.9 in reply to 3.8 

Sounds like a nice area, I hope you would be happy there   :)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-11 5:09 PM 
To: Mighty Midget of Delphi (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 33) 
 3.10 in reply to 3.9 
Just watching the ocean mskes me"come alive". It seems so endless.
 

 
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