Letter: Rochester needs housing for young adults

March 24, 2019

I am a young adult, working multiple jobs, earnestly trying to create a life for myself in our city.

I have grown up here basically my entire life, I have dreamed of the day when I would be able to get my own home.

I am in my early 20s and have already graduated college and am working in my field to further develop myself as a professional.

The luxury apartments and town homes going up in our city are, understandably so, built with medical professionals in mind. Too expensive for young, single adults who are making enough to exceed income-restricted housing but not enough to qualify for these newer apartment complexes. There are cheaper options but in much less safe neighborhoods and with higher rates of crime and harassment. As a young, single female, the idea of trying to find my own place in either environment seems daunting, not even a wise choice.

I would love to see Rochester create apartment complexes that are safe and small, perhaps all efficiency studios and 1-bedrooms with reasonable prices to help open up the housing market for younger adults who are trying to create a life for themselves here in our city.

Makayla Krajewski, Rochester