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Nationally, rents are so far above wages that of the 3,141 counties in the United States, in only four of them can a person making minimum wage afford a one-bedroom apartment.
It is happening across the country, but the once flourishing suburbs of Chicago are being hit hardest in the nation: The RENT INCREASES and landlords can legally hold a deposit. Of course, this has been the law of the land for some time. Problem is, today as wages are not increasing, social security benefits have a "fake rise" and businesses continue to fold- tenants find themselves "stuck" in a rental that rises in rent... and the only way they can move is by using security deposit money to move, which is wrapped into their current dwelling. THE EFFECTS OF RENTAL INCREASES ACROSS THE NATION ARE HURLING LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS DEEPER INTO POVERTY.
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