May 28, 2024

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Finding place to rent on one income “harrowing journey”

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Zoe Clemmons is turning 30 soon.

The Denverite graduated and landed a solid job at a public relations firm, but the idea her generation was sold about working hard to one day earn the white picket fence doesn’t seem to be unfolding as promised.

For the five years Clemmons has lived in Colorado, she’s relied on roommates to help pay the rent. Clemmons is grateful for her time sharing a 123-year-old house in Capitol Hill with two flatmates even if she has the memories of a mice infestation, no air conditioning and cracks in the ceiling to remind her of humble beginnings.

“It’s been wonderful living there but I’m at the point where I’ll be 30 this year and want my own place to live,” Clemmons said. “I don’t think I could ever afford a house in Denver. That’s a dream of…

Elizabeth Hernandez, Aldo Svaldi

2023-05-07 06:00:37

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