Reader: The Amount Denver Rents Have Gone Up in a Year Is Insane

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Talk about striking a chord. A recent Comment of the Day in which a reader argued that Denver's rent prices are so high they're pushing people into homelessness attracted hundreds upon hundreds of responses, with most of those weighing in sharing their own rent-hike experiences. Here's a telling example.

See also: Reader: Denver Rent Prices Are So High They're Pushing People Into Homelessness

Taryn Eby writes:

When I was looking at apartments in 2013, rent was high but not unreasonable. Then my landlord raised the rent $264/month at renewal and I decided to look for another place. The difference in one year was insane! Hundreds of dollars higher, even in less desirable neighborhoods. I make enough to pay all my bills and still save but only because I live with my boyfriend (in Aurora). I couldn't live here on my own, and I honestly wonder how others do it.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.