Bay Area is no refuge
HOUSING: Katrina survivors find it's too pricey to stay out here
here is the nitty gritty of the obvious parts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said last week that it would give families $2,358 apiece over three months in renewable housing subsidies. The trouble for evacuees in the Bay Area is that the figure is based on a national average for what it costs to rent a two-bedroom apartment
Yes because we all know a Major city has rent prices akin to the "National Average"
In San Francisco, however, the average rent for a two-bedroom unit is $1,539 a month, according to federal housing figures.
Now... It gets even better
He found a three-bedroom apartment in West Oakland for $1,800, "but the schools weren't so good, and it wasn't really a good neighborhood," said Reimonenq, 31. "(The Bay Area) is a nice place and all, but I don't know if we can afford to stay here."
Yeah to meet the Average for the bay area you live in a cruddy area of Oakland.
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