Thank You Lakewood Renters
To the tens of thousands of other renters in our city of Lakewood, I would like to say: thank you.
Thank you, renters, for being literally the greater part of Lakewood. More than half of this community lives in rental housing, including me.
I have heard renters maligned, treated with suspicion, and referred to like we are a “foreign” presence here. Yet renters are actually the majority of the people around us, at the park or doing the grocery shopping, for example.
Additionally, many of the absolute hands-down best people I have known during 11 years in Lakewood have rented their homes. People who improve this community as volunteers, leaders, activists, entrepreneurs. It would be a sadder and poorer city without these involved citizens here, demonstrating how much they care about their home: Lakewood.
So thank you Lakewood renters. Thank you for voting, paying taxes, raising families, supporting local businesses. Thank you for sharing and shaping the community we are all part of.
Thank you, renters, for being here.
Lakewood resident, Matt Kuhns is a freelance graphic designer, and occasional author.
Matt Kuhns is a freelance graphic designer, and occasional author.