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The pressure is on for 22-year-old Anthony Hartman.

Hartman, a lifelong Dubuque resident, works as a delivery driver for FedEx, and he’s currently in the market for a new rental unit. He’s looking for a clean, affordable downtown place … but so is everyone else, and the city’s housing stock can’t keep up.

“It’s not in my budget to be spending $1,000 a month or more on rent, so I’ve been looking in some of the older parts of town,” Hartman said. “And that’s totally fine with me, but the problem is that I could be competing with 30, 40 or 50 other people for the exact same unit.” 

Read More at the Dubuque Telegraph Herald's site: https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/tri-state/article_99dd2b54-f447-11ee-8ab8-07990d2b593f.amp.html