The astronomically high rent prices are forcing seniors are out of their homes. Collier County had the highest rent price increase in the country, and now it’s taking a toll on some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
They see themselves as the forgotten population in the affordable housing crisis. Seniors say they have aged out of the workforce and now can’t afford to live in Collier County.
WINK News asked a senior couple how it felt to learn that they would no longer be able to stay in their home. “Oh my god, when I got that letter that said ‘we will not renew your lease,” said Karen Fauer, who lives in Naples.
The Fauers have lived in Naples for 22 years. Last fall, they received a notice on their apartment door, no lease renewal, but they could upgrade.