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Home and rental prices continue to soar in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, leaving more working families and individuals on the brink. Seniors, college students, single parents, immigrants, and the working poor are particularly vulnerable. Some must choose to pay rent over buying food or securing healthcare. The lack of affordable housing in urban and rural areas alike is changing the identity of this region. In response, the KUNR newsroom is examining housing through many lenses, including the economic, political, and public health impacts.You can also subscribe to the Priced Out Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

One Reno Woman's Struggle To Find Housing After Divorce

A woman with short blond hair in a pink shirt stands near a window.
Krysta Scripter
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Rachel Young has gone through multiple apartments since she left her wife.

As part of our Priced Out series, KUNR has been speaking with everyday people impacted by rising housing costs in the area. One of those people is Rachel Young, a state employee who has been struggling to find housing since she left her wife in 2017. Young sat down with KUNR to talk about her experiences and how the housing crunch has affected her personally.

Bree Zender is a former host and reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
Krysta Scripter is a former digital services assistant at KUNR Public Radio.
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