A new report from Redfin shows rent in San Antonio increased 21% over the last year. Local organizations provide assistance, but struggle to keep up with the demand.
SAN ANTONIO — This year, thousands of Bexar County residents need help paying the bills as inflation drives up the cost of living.
According to the State Department of Health and Human Services, the 2-1-1 Texas referral line has received at least 11,991 calls for rent assistance requests from Bexar County this year.
The top five requests for assistance include: rent payment assistance, electric bill assistance, low-cost housing, water bill assistance, and gas bill assistance.
A new report from Redfin shows rent in San Antonio increased 21% over the last year. The median asking price for rent in the city is $1,476.
Local organizations can provide assistance, but are struggling to keep up with the demand.
“We are continuing to see such a tremendous need …