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The City of Austin, which has seen one-bedroom apartment rents soar by 108 percent over the past year, has become so expensive that even a space pop star claims she can’t buy the house she wants without the help of the billionaire she was dating. “I couldn’t afford to buy a house that suits my kids in Austin atm without the help of their dad who is INSANE,” Grimes tweeted on Monday, battling in the comments with random people after calling his “fellow Texans” to support a Change.org housing petition.
So now Grimes is a YIMBY. She continued to tweet a plot opinions on how to solve the housing crisis:
“Excessive regulation in Cali is anti-innovation. Tx is a pro innovation (they let you blow up rockets for example haha),” notes Grimes. (Haha!) She also clarifies that she does not support rent control, but simply “the deregulation of construction”. She adds, “More on that later.” We will wait !