I totally agree with a recent letter from Berb Kidder and his hypothesis that high rent costs equals homelessness. I also agree that landlords, at least the big corporate ones, are gouging their tenants. Isn’t that why some cities like New York have put in rent control? If the cities, counties and this state are upset over the idea that one of the richest countries on the planet has a homeless problem they why don’t they do something about it?
Are the people we have elected to help our communities doing the jobs our taxes pay them to do or are they also reaping from the gouging? Why can’t the pass a rent control based on taxes paid not inflated property values?
Our elected representatives really do need to represent all of us, because this homeless problem affects all of us in one way or another.
Talk to us
- You can tell us about news and ask us about our journalism by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 425-339-3428.
- If you have an opinion you wish to share for publication, send a letter to the editor to email@example.com or by regular mail to The Daily Herald, Letters, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
- More contact information is here.