Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plan B



In the last couple of months Christian and Enzo have been busy. When they are not out and about looking at potential houses we can buy they are here at Family Student Housing helping organize a tenants' union




I am totally proud of my boys. They have been going door to door getting people to sign petitions and reminding people about our town hall meeting that happened today. Our rent has increased 55% since 2000 which now puts us at $1300 a month starting in June and as TAs we make $1700 a month. ANYWAY...you don't need to know all the details but you do need to know that i am putting my iron-on addiction to good use and spent the morning with Enzo making t-shirts (the one he's wearing above) for him and other little people that live in this place. And you should also know that the town hall meeting with the administration was a HUGE success. The turnout of residents was incredible. Who knows maybe if we don't buy a house we'll be able to continue living here after all.

6 comments:

Kaity said...

Good Job! That is insane how much rent went up. A year or two before we moved here the undergrad students voted for the Family Student Housing rent to go up $50 a year for the next 7 years instead of having their student fees raised. Cool of them huh? So it's already $150 more a month than when we moved in.

Damaris said...

$50 bucks is less than 7% increase every year. But yeah it's still a lot. I'm fine with rent going up is my TA goes up 7% too!!!

I love living here though. It's the perfect community. where else will I be able to get free baby sitting whenever I want?

david a bouchers said...

I wish I lived there so I could sign your petition! Great job! and good luck!

Robbie said...

Yeah, I seriously hope a change is made. You need to be earning more or paying less, for sure. Go Chris and Enzo! and Da, those shirts are so cute.

Pamela Palmer said...

who designed the shirts?

Damaris said...

I designed the shirts.
I made a couple fun ones for Valentine's day too. Now the next step is to tie-dye AND iron-on.