Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Rent Rent Rent Re-ent Rent
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
I live in San Francisco, which holds the title bestowed by the National Low Income Housing Coalition for highest rents in the US. You can check whether your rent and your wages fall into any sort of proportion on the NLIHC site.