LOS ANGELES — Living in Los Angeles was always a dream for Jennifer Eelkana. But Eelkana says the cost of living in the City of Angels is not at all heavenly.

Eelkana, who works as a freelance makeup artist and rents a tiny Koreatown studio apartment for $1,100, faces a lack of work and depends on food stamps to make ends meet.

A new LA Business Council and LA Times poll reports that 75% of renters — particularly those under 35 — have given thought to leaving LA because of high housing costs.

Additionally, the poll found that 40% have had to find additional sources of income in the last five years, 20% have added new roommates or renters to cover housing costs and 6% said they’ve lived in cars or trucks or were homeless.