“It feels like a nuclear bomb. It affects everybody; it’s totally rocking our ability to stay in our community, and until you experience it, you can’t imagine it,” described Tristan Call with the Bedford County Listening Project.
“I was set paying a particular amount of rent, and then management changed and the rent went up because we had to sign a new lease,” said Sophia Tillett, a Shelbyville renter. “I have lived in small towns most of my life, and it’s so baffling to me that in small towns like this, we’re paying the rent of cities. It just, it baffles me.”