# Nations capital
Real Estate in the Nations Capital
Lip Nation Media for housing equalityChristina A Tillman. Over the past few decades, we have seen the housing market experience many changes. The change that affects us is the continuously rising cost of homes and apartments. Throughout the nation, rent and mortgages are soaring to unbelievable heights, thus creating a class of people experiencing homelessness and unmanageable debt. Some of the most affordable homes happen to be in some of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods, that's seemingly unfair. There are many homes in distressed areas priced upwards of almost a million dollars. Meanwhile, you can get shot in front of your home. Therefore I believe that the stress of the high cost of housing and other necessities is directly contributing to the spike in crime in numerous cities and states.