What we are talking about is finding a place to rent.
The bean counters at Statistics Canada say housing costs in Kamloops are outstripping what people make, and forcing renters into major problems.
The Acting CEO of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Jill Atkey says, nearly half of Canadian renters are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of income on housing.
Atkey says, that number in Kamloops is 28 per cent meaning the River City is experiencing big city problems.
“What this data shows us today is that its not a big city problem, it has spread through various regions in the province and starting to affect other communities as people move further out to look for affordability.”
Atkey says, in Kamloops more than 50 per cent of the renters are spending 22 per cent of their income on accommodation, nationally, its below 20 per cent.
In addition, 50 per cent of renters in Kamloops earn forty thousand dollars a year or less.