LETTERS: Housing shortage for the poor and low income

If your on disability, or welfare or pension, there is just no where to rent that is affordable.

Yes there is a big shortage of low cost housing now.

If your on disability, or welfare or pension, there is just no where to rent that is affordable.

We should only be paying one-third of our income for rent, not 75 per cent and up. When you only get $906 a month, with the rents so high, plus hydro, it leaves you with not much.

Even the working poor can’t be paying high rents, over half there check goes to rent.  Yes we have low cost housing, but you will have hurry up and wait for up to three years, not much fun.  Sure they want to build the new towers but the rent will be out of reach for lots, more we pay in rent the less stores get.

James Edward Readman

Penticton