Skip to comments.The appalling apartments of Los Angeles: the 'worst cities for renters' in America
Posted on 05/13/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT by Lorianne
Los Angeles, California, is one of the most expensive cities in America. As the housing bust cast more and more people into the rental market, prices have gone up in cities across the country - and L.A. is no exception.
The average price of rent in Los Angeles is about $1,600 a month. But you can live in L.A. on the cheap as long as you're willing to put up with certain things - like bunk beds, cats, and marijuana.
Earlier this month, a Kentucky man started a blog to highlight some of the more dilapidated properties he sees advertised on Craigslist as he attempts to find an apartment in New York City.
Last week, Business Insider took a look at some of the rental properties advertised on Craigslist in the L.A. market and found a similar collection of less-than-lovely properties, several of which are pictured below.
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I should have said “low-rent apartment in Los Angeles.”
Is Los Angeles still considered part of the US?
No it’s part of Alta Mexico.
Descent into the 3rd world
Any bars on the windows?
That room in post #1 looks like the beginnings of a drop house. You could fit 25 people in that room, at least.
Illegal immigrant chic.
“That room in post #1 looks like the beginnings of a drop house. You could fit 25 people in that room, at least.”
25 years ago Brazilian illegals were living in my town like that (in northern NJ), with one big difference: they simply had mattresses on the floor (no box springs or “beds”).
The Brazilians were pikers. This way you can stack ‘em at least five high. Donna’s right, this is illegal alien chic. She and I live close enough to it to see this crap first hand.
My old hometown in Western Connecticut was overpopulated by Brazilians. The street I grew up on wasn’t too bad, but my Mom’s best friend’s neighborhood was overwhelmed. Your post struck a familiar chord, Mom said Mrs. B. referred to them as “Mattress People”. I didn’t realize it was a common phenomenon !
Yes, it was really sad; some of them were here on work visas (which lasted two years), and the government wouldn’t let their families come (I guess to make sure they’d leave after two years). Some of them couldn’t make it; they missed their families, so they’d leave early. For the ones that were illegal, this was back when they actually feared deportation - they didn’t take that lightly (they were well-behaved).
Back then there were a much smaller number, some of them were legal, and the others were afraid of deportation. Now they’ve been swept aside by a much larger wave of illegal Peruvians and Ecuadorans, and our Peruvian Day Parade dwarfs our St. Patrick’s Day Parade (for which we had been renowned in the past). At this point we’d be closing schools, dealing with high vacancy rates, etc. without them, so the government has decided to stop enforcing any immigration laws.
I was back in my old home town last summer. The big story was how many had ‘self deported’. The combination of U.S. economic doldrums, and Brazilian economic growth was causing reverse migration.
Thanks for your reply.
They tried pitching that “illegals are self-deporting” years ago hear in NJ, then a Dem governor admitted that without illegals we had actually lost population. Given that we lost an electoral vote, I believe him; we’ve instead become inundated with other South and Central Americans, and they have no intention of leaving. I honestly believe 25% of the females I see are pregnant - these people are never going back to a place where you squat over a hole to relieve yourself, and carry your water from a stream. Those anchor babies (paid for, fed, clothed, and housed by yours truly) are the next generation of “Americans” (I never see pregnant American women anymore); the demographic nightmare forecast for 2050 (to prevent panic or reaction) is here NOW, and the last two presidential elections prove it.
They are here to keep classrooms and apartments full (they aren’t even needed for work anymore, and many of them don’t work at all - they learned quickly from our permanent underclass).
Interesting observation. I can say from personal experience, that the downtown area of hometown (Danbury) was noticeably less congested last year than in 2006, but that may be due to the overall economic downturn. Downtown is the mecca for all things Brasil, in that area. I will have to check in with my local pals, and compare notes with your findings. Thanks, again.
There may be fewer in my area now, but I doubt they went home (and there are still plenty here). I do see some businesses suffering, especially those that opened with the intent of separating the illegals from their ill-gotten, untaxed wages (Spanish/Portuguese sports bars, Latino fast food joints, etc.); those that stayed can’t be getting much work (NJ is literally dying out economically).
My pleasure; always happy to learn what’s going on “on the ground” in other parts.
Thanks + likewise !