TACOMA, Wash. – Rents have skyrocketed across the Seattle region, and that’s pushing some long-time tenants out.
Tenants like Yvonne Peko and her family say they are struggling to make rent or find affordable housing.
“Where we were staying, the rent was going to go up like $400,” Peko said. “It was out of out means for living.”
Peko says she lost her job while she was pregnant. Her husband is the sole income earner for the family of two boys and to girls.
But now, the family has a new roof over their heads, thanks to a new affordable housing in Tacoma at Oak Trace apartments.