SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some people are being forced to leave Sacramento as rent prices soar.
A newly-released study shows the gap is closing between Sacramento and San Francisco when it comes to affording rent.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 510-Acre Rice Fire In Nevada County; Some Evacuation Orders Issued
For some, rent has been raised at a breathtaking rate.
One woman said her rent went from $695 to more than $1000, forcing her to move out of her south Sacramento apartment.READ MORE: 'It's Common Sense, Mostly': Eyes On Illegal Fireworks Use As Sacramento Vendors, Fire Agencies Prepare For 4th Of July Weekend
That kind of decision, suffer a raised rent or move, has Jovana Fajardo pushing for rent control across Sacramento.
“If we don’t have rent control to protect these rents from going up we see families going to other cities,” Fajardo said.
When it comes to rent affordability, a WalletHub survey marks Sacramento 106 of 150 metropolitan areas.MORE NEWS: 500-Acres Vegetation Fire South Of Davis Affecting Air Quality
The median price for a two bedroom apartment in Sacramento is $1250, according to Apartment List.