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SPOKANE, Wash. — Posted up somewhere in Spokane, you can find Chris Bill, his girlfriend, and their RV. The booming population in the Inland Northwest has led to increased housing prices. Some families, struggling to keep up with the costs, are turning to RVs as a last resort. “My RV. This is my place of living,” Chris told us. “Hopefully, we’re not in this situation for long.” After losing their jobs and falling behind on rent, the couple has now spent the last month living out of the RV. Chris said it’s not ideal but it’s better than nothing. “There’s just not too many places or options,” he said. “It can be difficult, disappointing. But [we’re] goal oriented. We’ll be back there, back on our feet, in no time.” ► GET THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: Get Boomtown updates on growth and development in the Inland Northwest in your email with the ‘KREM 2 News 2 Know’ newsletter. Sign up at www.krem.com/email For Chris, living in the RV is a temporary setback, but for others it can be a step up. “It’s better than freezing our butts off,” Melissa said when we first met her. Melissa has been homeless for the past 11 years. She said she “just got tired of paying bills,” but once she ended up on the streets, getting back inside seemed impossible. “You have to have first month’s rent, and then you have to have a deposit, and then you have to have that movers fee. Then […]