Where I live (Santa Barbara,CA) we are gouged by the greed of landlords, most of us pay over half our monthly incomes to rent; it costs $ thousands to move in. Many of these landlords are renting us paid off homes. Renters get no breaks and we’re at the mercy of landlords. Regular, struggling Americans need a break, we’re just existing. It’s sad that we have to choose between rent and food sometimes, regardless of how hard we work.