This is absolutely true, but it's a bit of a joke as it relates to the "democrat-run cities" meme because I'm not aware of any Republicans running for municipal government on a platform of strong rent control, increasing the minimum wage enough that a full-time min-wage worker can afford the median studio apartment, or generally reining in developer or landlord interests.
Out of curiosity, i just looked up Republican city governments and found that Fort Worth, TX has a Republican mayor. Her big policy initiative listed on Wikipedia is that Fort Worth became the first city in the US to mine Bitcoin.
Really addressing those cost-of-living issues, folks
I think it's because "champaigne socualists" have no idea how to gelp out. They tinker.
Republicans don't even pretend to care so can get away with it. Houston comparatively cheap iirc.
Eg here they gave students an extra 5 a week. Rent went up fairly fast.
So throwing money at it doesn't fix things you need to look at supply and demand more apartments or reduce demand.