The first member of Generation Z to be elected to Congress complained that his rental application was denied because of his poor credit.
Community organizer Maxwell Alejandro Frost won a U.S. House seat for Florida, but he’s having trouble finding a place to rent in Washington, D.C.
“Just applied to an apartment in DC where I told the guy that my credit was really bad. He said I’d be fine. Got denied, lost the apartment, and the application fee,” tweeted Frost from his official social media account.
“This ain’t meant for people who don’t already have money,” he added.
Members of the House get paid about $174,000 a year. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in D.C., according to Rent.com, is $2,435.
Frost went on to explain that he had bad credit as a result of the expenses he incurred while running for Congress.
“Didn’t make enough money from Uber itself to pay for my living,” he tweeted. “For that primary, I quit my full time job cause I knew that to win at 25 yrs old, I’d need to be a full time candidate. 7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day. It’s not sustainable or right but it’s what we had to do.”
Socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York had a similar complaint when she was first elected, saying that she could not afford the rent in D.C. before obtaining her first congressional paycheck. She then complained when Fox News hosts mocked her and her wardrobe.
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