Comment of the Day

Reader: No One Should Think $1,000 per Month for a One-Bedroom Is Normal

The high cost of rent in the Denver metro area is a popular commentary subject for our readers even on items that aren't specifically about that topic.

A case in point was a recent post about the Colorado places with the largest increases in poverty from 1980 to 2010.

The conversation prompted by the data touched on a lot of possible causes, rent prices among them.

Here's an example.

Mike Bynum Sr. writes:
It is only poverty with housing so ducked up. No one should think $1000 a month for a 1 bedrooms apt should be normal.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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