Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wow-That's a Different Problem to Have
As DD#1 continues to call, and call, and e-mail, and e-mail leads on apartments, she is facing a new problem. Apparently the community she is moving to, has a significant stock of units that have income requirements. She actually will be making too much money to qualify to live there. I am all in favor of affordable mixed housing in communities; but odd to think a young woman, up to her eyeballs in student loan debt, who has essentially been unemployed for three months, is considered well off.
It explains why some of the rental ranges seemed incredibly low. Some rents though, would eat up 60-65% of the net salary at the maximum rate for a single adult. That seems crazy! She may not be asking all the right questions, so has some follow-up calls to make today. She's secured three appointments to view this weekend, and we have the two fall back plans if nothing works out for the end of the month. She is very nervous about starting the job, having a place to live, meeting new people, and starting life over as she puts it "for the 13th time in 2 1/2 years." That is how many times, not counting each of the RV stops last spring, she has moved out, to a new place, and back in with us since she finished her undergrad degree in December 2012. I hope 13 is a lucky number for her.