# Rent increases
Jacksonville ranked 5th in the nation for highest apartment rent increases
A recent study published by Stessa found that Jacksonville, Florida is in the top five cities with the highest rent increases in the past year. Monkey Business Images (Canva Pro license)
The Top 5 American Cities for Overpriced Rent Are in Florida, According to a Recent Survey
Renters are sofa-surfing or taking extra jobs to avoid homelessness. A recent survey published by Florida Atlantic University has revealed the true scale of Florida's housing crisis, and demonstrates how the problem is uniquely Floridian.
Gas at $4.37 per Gallon and Rents Increasing by Up to 60% – Is It Still Sustainable To Live in Florida?
2022 has been an extraordinary year already, but then 2020 and 2021 were far from 'normal' either. And yet, as the average price of a gallon of gasoline reached an all-time record high of $4.37 on March 14, and renters in certain areas of the state - like Orlando - are suffering rent increases of up to 60%, many are questioning whether they can afford to keep living in the sunshine state.
Rent Increases of Over 30% Are Threatening Citizens of South Florida With Homelessness
Homeless encampmentPhoto by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash. Escalating levels of homelessness have been a known problem in Florida for years now. But recent reports suggest that rent increases in South Florida are out of control - going up by an average of 36% year-on-year. Faced with such increases, low-income renters in places like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are faced with the very real threat of homelessness.