Residents of a California nursing home are currently facing more than $1,000 a month in rent and other fees rising in the cost of living, according to the report, sparking public outrage.

Murrieta resident Yvonne Collins, whose mother and stepfather live in Paradise Village in National City, California, told her mother that a newsletter told them they had to pay an additional $1,000 in rent every month, reports FOX 5 of San Diego.

National City is located about six miles from San Diego.

“They couldn’t believe it. My mom said, “The rent will go up $1,000,” and I’m like, “It must be a mistake.” Nobody does that. Then I looked at the newsletter – and of course it’s true,” Collins said, according to FOX 5.

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In a newsletter, Paradise Village announced that starting in October, tenants who live with two people in an apartment, such as an elderly couple, will now be charged an additional $1,000 per month and all residents will have their rent increased by $100. dollars.

Collins said her mother and stepfather, who fell in love with the residence after their first tour and enjoyed living there for a year, are now worried that they can no longer afford it.

“I am angry. I can’t believe someone did this. My mother and her husband are 85 years old and have a fixed income. Most of the people there are in their 80s – I’ve met people who are 95 years old. They are not going to look for a second job. They don’t have the ability to increase their income if they manage themselves within a certain budget,” Collins told FOX 5.

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Collins said management described the price increase as an increase in fees, not rent, and the distinction was legally justified.

“It is nonsense. Even people who were there for two months will now get a $1,000 raise? What is their choice? Move, pay relocation expenses? do it with the elderly or anyone,” Collins added, according to FOX 5.

Paradise Village front office

Paradise Village management justified the price hike as necessary to offset the rising cost of labor, food, and supplies.

Rents at Paradise Village, located at 2700 East 4th Street in National City, start at $2,800 a month for assisted living and $3,640 a month for independent living, according to Caring.com.