Mary Beth Gardner
I live in the old part of Reno. I have lived in the same five-plex for over 30 years. New owners came in from out of state, and my rent doubled in one month. All of us people who rent are being squeezed out, “gentrified.”
Moving company/business owner
Yes, of course, everybody is affected, coupled with inflation and rising gas and food prices. I have heard that the great divide is coming, (between) the tech haves and the tech have-nots. The tech haves will have all the money and afford all the properties, and the tech have-nots will not be able to have either.
No, my rent has stayed the same. I have had no increase in a year. I am very fortunate. I know my landlord, and I assume he would raise the rent if he were losing money.
Not as much as most people, but yes, my rent has gone up 50 percent. I moved into my place nine years ago. Sometimes I feel I have golden handcuffs on, because I cannot afford to leave where I am. So I currently have no plans to move, and if I ever move, it will be out of town.
Kind of. I have to pay more; my rent has gone up 50 percent, but I pay pretty low rent. I only make about $12 per hour. The price of electronics keeps going up, and I have to keep up with new technology. I just paid $400 for a new monitor. … My streaming is a work in progress.