Every day, average homeowners are struggling.
“We bought the house in 1977 for $44,000 and now it's worth over half a million,” said Bryan Fugate of his Central Austin home.
His granddaughter, who has lived with him and his wife since she was two, was recently diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy -- a progressive disease that has already confined her to a wheelchair.
“That's why we want her here, so we can take care of her,” said Fugate.
Granddaughter Alex Acosta said, “I want to stay at my home.”
Working even into his retirement, Fugate worries he won't be able to make that happen.
“We pay between $8,000 and $9,000 a year just sitting here doing nothing,” he said.