$1,000 paid in rental functions | Memphis mother nonetheless can't discover an inexpensive place to dwell – WATN – Native 24

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ciara Inexperienced is a single mother and up to date school graduate who has paid practically $1,000 in rental functions, however retains getting denied a spot to dwell.
“I am making an attempt to see find out how to go ahead, but it surely’s type of laborious to need to preserve persevering with looking for someplace at that time since you get devastated,” Inexperienced stated. 
Inexperienced stated she has been turned down by potential landlords for some minor points, however primarily as a result of most lease costs are costly. 
“My first downside is they need you to make 3 times the lease,” Inexperienced stated. “Like I stated, I am a current graduate so loads of these jobs usually are not paying 3 times.” 
Inexperienced stated she must pay greater than $1,000 a month simply to dwell in a secure space. 
“I must get two jobs, which I simply took on a second job, so as to afford one thing that is secure for me and my daughter,” Inexperienced stated.
Inexperienced is barely one of many many renters who’ve struggled to discover a place to dwell amid rising lease prices in 2021. 
In June, lease was up 23% yr to yr in Memphis.
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Dr. John Gnuschke, the president of 901 Economics, stated whereas there is a excessive demand for rental properties, the costs possible will not go down within the new yr. 
“The availability of housing has all the time been a problem particularly high quality housing,” Gnuschke stated. “You need to have housing that not solely meets your wants, however meets your finances and to the extent that that is an issue in 2021 it is in all probability going to worsen in 2022.”
With extra residences being constructed, he stated that may finally assist some renters. 
“The one factor that may trigger lease to melt considerably is the provision of rental property,” Gnuschke stated. “There’s fairly a provide of rental property and new property coming and that may soften rental costs.” 
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