Working And Homeless: A New Reality As Prescott-Area Rent, Housing Prices Climb

By Nanci Hutson | HutsonNanci

Originally Published: February 19, 2022 8:55 p.m.

Doug VanBenthuysen at the Founding Fathers café where he came to play chess after a recent work shift. He talks about the struggle to find affordable housing for those working in area restaurants, businesses, schools, law enforcement and health fields. With rents in the area starting at $1,000 for a studio apartment and climbing into the $2,000 range for some complexes, working individuals and single parents are becoming homeless, or near homeless, due to lack of options. (Nanci Hutson/Daily Courier)

Doug VanBenthuysen at the Founding Fathers café where he came to play chess after a recent work shift. He talks about the struggle to find affordable housing for those working in area restaurants, businesses, schools, law enforcement and health fields. With rents in the area starting at $1,000 for a studio apartment and climbing into the $2,000 range for some complexes, working individuals and single parents are becoming homeless, or near homeless, due to lack of options. (Nanci Hutson/Daily Courier)

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