State should adopt rent control to curb costs, homelessness

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.

Cathryn Miller


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