We are a working family of 3. Unfortunately we have had to move 6 times in the last 2 years. Living in a city where a mortgage is more affordable than rent has been a nightmare. In the last 2 years, we have had landlords that have sold within 4 months of us renting or slum lords refusing to provide basic needs such as heat. If you want everything in working condition and a landlord that wont sell shortly after moving in, the rent is over $3000.
At this point, we have saved $10,000 and now just request the help for the other half. We aren't looking for anything fancy, just a small apartment to call home.