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How Rough Is Your NYC Housing Struggle?

The struggle is toooooo real.

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  1. Check all things you've experienced while living in NYC:
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    Lived with a roommate
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    Lived with two roommates
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    Lived with three or more roommates
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    Shared a bedroom with your roommate
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    Found your roommate or apartment in a Facebook housing group
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    Found your roommate or apartment on Craigslist
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    Had a roommate you despised
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    Had a potential roommate drop out during the apartment hunt
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    Been the potential roommate who dropped out during the apartment hunt
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    Had a friendship be destroyed during an apartment hunt
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    Had a friendship end after you tried living together
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    Had a roommate suddenly move out without telling you they were leaving
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    Had a roommate who never paid rent on time
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    Had a roommate who borrowed money from you to pay rent
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    Had a roommate who borrowed money from you to pay rent and never paid you back
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    Been unable to make rent yourself, and had to borrow money from someone
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    Dipped into your savings account to pay rent
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    Paid your rent in several different forms of currency (cash, check, Venmo, money wiring) because you couldn't make it with just one
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    Got an extra work in order to pay rent
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    Done something you said you'd never do in order to pay rent
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    Gradually moved all of your stuff via the subway and cabs to avoid hiring a mover
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    Lived in a room without a window
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    Lived in an apartment without a dishwasher
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    Lived in an apartment without in-unit laundry
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    Lived in an apartment with no kitchen
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    Lived in an apartment without a microwave
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    Lived in an apartment without central AC
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    Lived in an apartment without central heat in the winter
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    Lived in an apartment without central heating OR a space heater/furnace in the winter
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    Lived in a railroad style apartment
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    Lived in a walkup above the second floor
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    Lived in a walkup above the third floor
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    Lived in a walkup above the fourth floor
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    Lived in an apartment without a living room/common space
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    Lived in an apartment with a roommate using the living room/common space as their bedroom
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    Lived in an apartment with a mold problem
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    Lived in an apartment where the water heater broke
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    Lived in an apartment with a roach problem
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    Lived in an apartment with a mouse problem
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    Lived in an apartment with a bedbug problem
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    Lived in an apartment that caught on fire
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    Cried over your housing situation
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    Looked forward to going to work because your workplace is nicer than your apartment
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    Dated/been friends with someone just because you wanted to hang out at their nicer apartment
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    Had an incident so shitty happen to you in your apartment that you moved out the next day
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    Considered leaving the city altogether just because of the NYC housing struggle

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