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It’s too high. I spend less time with family and more time working to keep our home. — Robert Caldwell, Construction, Roxbury
It’s too expensive. Average rent in Dorchester and Mattapan is about $1,600 a month. — Robert, Disabled, Dorchester
I can’t afford it. Rent takes up pretty much all of my income. — Robert Bonds, FedEx Handler, Roxbury
I can’t live in the areas I would like to because rents are so high. I grew up in Jamaica Plain. I’d love to go back there. — Lascene Nappier, Teacher, Roxbury
It’s awful. The rents are too high, even with slum lords. — Brenda Simmons, Janitor, Dorchester
It affects me. I was a homeowner and the mortgage took everything I had. I went bankrupt. Now I’m a tenant. — Allen Curry, Retired Firefighter, Roxbury
How does the cost of housing in Boston affect you?