There are literally no affordable apartments here at all that are actually safe to live in.
I'm trying to find someplace else because my current apartment is infested with black mold in the pantry and both bathrooms. The landlords refuse to do anything about it, say they will come take a look, and then blow us off and won' show up. the sinks leak, the walls behind the toilets are rotting away, he windows weren't sealed properly for the huge flood last year, so our apartment ended up flooding. And the landlords are upset with us for not telling them any of this, except for we told their son when he was the onsite manager right above us, the next manager that was across the way, and the new manager that is above us. Nothing has been done and my sister and I are getting sick from the mold.
I have been coughing for 8 weeks now, my sister has gotten the flu twice, her cat has an abcess that causes his eye to swell and be painful and he can't go under for surgery because he's a high risk to bleed out because of this freaking mold. He can't even have his shots or the surgery he needs until we've been out of this place and he's been healthy for 6 months.
Here's the catch. There's plenty of apartments, duplexes and houses available for rent here. There's either stuff that's way in our price range that is worse than where we are now with no mold, or stuff that is way out of our price range that are worse than where we are without mold. Then there's the inbetween places where they're perfect except for they won't allow pets despite being all tile with a backyard. they are literally everything we want and in our price range, but they won't accept us because we've got 2 dogs and a cat.
So we're stuck in a place where we are getting sick, but we can't afford to move anywhere that will accept us with out pets, and our landlords can't even afford to fix anything along with not wanting to fix anything.