L.A.’s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars | by Katie Kilkenny – Hollywood Reporter
“In response to exorbitant rents, many assistants, craftspeople and working actors are adopting a transient lifestyle, some by choice, some less so: “It’s hard for me to say this because I don’t think of myself as in need of help, but right now I need help.”
As of January 2018, 9,117 vehicles were being used as homes, up 600 from 2017.
California’s housing crisis has hit entry-level, below-the-line and nonunion workers in the industry particularly hard. A single, childless person needs to make $87,260 to live “comfortably” in Los Angeles, according to a GoBankingRates study. (Living comfortably, according to GoBankingRates, means living alone in a one-bedroom apartment, having health-care coverage and being able to dedicate some portion of his or her income to non-necessities and savings.) Freelance audio supervisors, production coordinators, associate producers and production assistants all earn a median salary of $50,000 or less, according to a 2016 television production study.”
This would happen all over the country if Socialist, Communist, Far Left Democrats have their way with this country!
As the Hollywood elite, tech giants, live in their big sprawling mansions across the State, people in all sorts of industries, are finding it hard to be able to afford to live in California!
When we hear someone like Billionaire Tom Steyer, say, California is a model for the rest of the country, a few weeks back at a Climate Change Conference in Poland, you have to think is he off his meds! The State of California won’t allow control burns of forests, so that millions of acres per year and countless deaths could be avoided.
Not just LA, are people finding it hard to afford, look at San Francisco. You find feces all over the street, used drug needles, tents, garbage, alongside million dollar homes that would be a 1/4 of the price anywhere else!
It’s a very sad statement when you love what you do but can’t afford to live in the area of your craft, so the alternative, is your car!