Excuse me sir, but would you kindly STFU?
Okay, so I am having a hard time with a poor skills issue. Namely, the existence of sliding-scale (or whatever you want to call it) housing. I live in a large apartment complex and, between myself and my roommates, we pay about 2000$ a month. We are not eligible for any deductions based on income due to our employer's relationship with the apartment complex (basically, we're "temps"). Other people in our neighborhood pay significantly less to live here. In theory, this is great! People are able to afford housing in a convenient location, etc. Then comes the noise. And the gangs. And the killings. Whenever I am home, I am "serenaded" by six or seven sound systems blaring obnoxious base. Okay. That didn't seem too bad. Until I realized my bed was shaking. My very first night here, I was awoken to the sound of my neighbors literally beating the crap out of some kids. Cars are routinely broken in to (and many times, there is nothing valuable in the car!) and tires are stolen right and left. Several days into my stay here, an employee of the complex stabbed one resident and slit another resident's throat. Oh, did I mention the viscious dogs? I just wanted to see if anyone else had a better experience with sliding-scale housing. As a rather socially-conscious person, I desperately wanted this to work. Now, I would rather live with my parents for the rest of my life then risk my life and property (and sanity!) again. I feel genuinely sick for the young women and their children that have no choice but to live here. ETA: The 2000$/month rent is based on four people sharing a two bedroom apartment at 530$ each per month. I realize that this is way overpriced, but the pros of the apartment seemed worth it. Until I actually got here. I cannot break my lease and will only be in the area for six months. Otherwise, I would have up and left after the first night there.