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Oahu rent up 8% in the last year

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High rents

Everything from groceries to gas is eating up more of the family budget. And that leaves little more for housing costs that are also on the rise.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Jolyne Ishoda's rent recently rose to $2,300 a month for a three-bedroom Makiki apartment. The $100 monthly increase is making it harder for the mother of three to make ends meet.

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"For sure I'm feeling like a lot more stressful. With like, where's all the money going?" she said. "Like you live here, but you can't really like go out and enjoy it too much because you're worried about, 'How much gas am I spending to go down to the beach?'"

Produced in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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