Rent control expands as tenants struggle with the record-high cost of housing

Last spring, a month after an out-of-state investor bought the apartment building where LaMonica Dickerson lives in Louisville, Ky., she and more than 100 others got an eviction notice. If she wanted to stay, she was told her rent would be $500 higher.

“They’re forcing homelessness,” she says. “Married couples are having to split because they don’t have anywhere to go together.”

Dickerson negotiated to stay put and pay only $200 more a month, but if rents rise again when the lease is up next year, she doesn’t know what she’ll do.

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