Seniors fear possible rent hike in White Plains
Some senior citizens in White Plains say that they will be unable to afford any potential rent increase at their current residences, but that's exactly what could happen in a few weeks.
Seniors at the Kingsley House say that the proposed 20-percent increase that is currently on the table will make paying their rent a near impossibility. "My personal rent is $740. I have a one-bedroom, and with the raise it will be more than I get from Social Security," says Sandra Garrett.
Management at the complex says the proposed rent hike will cover the costs of various improvements to the facilities, like a new boiler, better elevators and a few roof repairs. Tenants will not know whether they face hikes for another few weeks.