People in Dayton are having a hard time finding a new place to rent in the wake of the massive fires in the Twin Cities last week.
Many landlords have been left without a roof over their heads, according to a new report by the local nonprofit Urban Land Trust.
Many are being forced to either sell their properties or move out, and others are finding it hard to find tenants.
Some landlords are trying to find a way to cover rent costs.
But many are worried that landlords who are already struggling might not be able to afford to keep up with demand, or are considering taking a hit.
Some say they can afford to do it.
But others say they need to do so quickly.
“We can’t afford to stay here,” said David Smith, owner of The Coffee House and Cafe in downtown Dayton.
Smith said he could not afford to rent out his shop because he could only get $2.75 per square foot.
But now, he is considering buying a larger space for the rest of the year, with an average rent of $2,800 a month.
He said he’s not sure what he will do with the space if he does buy.
He said he hopes to reopen as soon as he can, and hopes to keep the coffee shop open at least until after the fires have cleared.