The rental housing market in Terrace and area has tightened up considerably.

Rentals in Terrace, BC becoming very scarce

"The rent that is being charged is atrocious for working class citizens."

Dear Sir:

I am a resident of Terrace and am in the need of a rental.

I am a “regular” working class citizen.

I do not work for Rio Tinto Alcan or the expansion or any of the camps in or around Terrace area.

The rent that is being charged in Terrace and Kitimat is atrocious for us “working class” citizens.

I simply cannot afford the rent being demanded from landlords around town.

I understand taking advantage of the boom happening right now but it is making day to day living impossible for us regular old “working class citizens.”

Rent bills and groceries for a family is running close to $3,000 a month.

And when you make $1,800 a month, it makes it hard to decide to make sure your children have heat or food this month, or even to have a roof over their heads.

I have lived here for 16 years now and am not a happy citizen of Terrace, B.C.

Tanya Barton,

Terrace, B.C.