Amen. Where I live, there are literal empty neighborhoods. But these are “fancy” homes. Rich people who became slightly less rich during the recession and had to downsize left them empty. No one else can afford them so there they sit, empty homes with 5 or 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and people like you fight like hell to get someone to rent to you. We have a housing authority that’s a fucking joke.. My kids and I have literally been on the waiting list for assistance for 7 years. Just to get a rent voucher worth a couple hundred bucks that might for once allow me to sleep somewhere other than on the couch and be able to shut myself in timeout now and then somewhere other than the bathroom.
I’m not complaining. I know having a roof over our heads makes us incredibly lucky in comparison to others.
But still. Whole empty neighborhoods because realtors would rather they stay empty than to dare lower prices and make them affordable.
What a fucking joke.