(RoyalPatriot.com )- The newly elected Democrat from Florida’s 10th District revealed last week that he is having trouble finding an apartment in Washington due to bad credit.
Congressman-elect Maxwell Frost, 25, tweeted last week that when he applied for an apartment, he told the landlord “my credit was really bad.” Frost said the guy told him he’d be fine, so he applied. His application was turned down and now he is out the application fee.
Frost admitted that his bad credit stems from running up “a lot of debt” when he was running for Congress. The first-elected Gen Z member of Congress said he wasn’t making enough money driving Uber to pay for my living.”
He explained that he quit his full-time job when he ran for Congress and admitted that at one point he spent a month homeless because he was priced out of his home and couldn’t afford the rent.
So moved by his self-inflicted problem, several people offered to give him a place to live until he starts earning his $174,000 a year salary as a member of Congress.
Celebrity chef José Andrés replied to Frost’s tweet asking him to send a direct message so he could get him a place to stay.
Even PETA offered to give Frost a place to temporarily lay his head, replying that he could have a private room in their “vegan, nonpartisan D.C. office,” adding “Enjoy a month of peace & quiet in a place where supremacism is out and kindness is in!”
Ah, okay. So getting rejected over bad credit is “supremacism.”
California Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Florida Congressman Darren Soto also offered to let Frost flop at their flats until he finds a place of his own.
With interest rates climbing, DC rents have been skyrocketing this year, forcing many tenants to downsize or move further out of Washington.
One-bedroom apartments in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington DC usually run about $2,800 a month while studio apartments start at $2,600 a month.
According to Jordan Stuart of Keller Williams Capital Properties, landlords in Washington won’t accept tenants with credit scores below 700. Renters can get around that problem if someone with good credit is willing to co-sign the rental application.