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A Case for Rent Control

Housing Crisis

For years the real estate industry has waged war against the urban poor. Whether through redlining or gentrification, society's most marginalized citizens have been exploited and systematically oppressed for generations. In Salt Lake County this has taken the form of ever increasing rents where in 2000 the average rent of an apartment was $647, by 2019 it had nearly doubled, reaching an average of $1,153¹. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who spends time in the city, where seemingly no matter wher

Ian Van der Merwe
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