Photos posted to Facebook by one Annie Vallée show what she describes as an enormous lineup to visit a Montreal apartment.\nVallée told MTL Blog she was walking home down rue Galt when she spotted the crowd, which she estimates reached up to 40 people.\nEditor's Choice: This Extra-Large Tiny House On The Water Near Montreal Is For Sale For $349,900 (PHOTOS)\n\n\nLogement a louer sur galt pour un 4 1/2 975$ line up mes amies 🧐 incroyable y'a qu'une seule femme avec un enfant dans...Posted by Annie Vallee on Sunday, March 28, 2021\n"I've never seen [a lineup] like that in my life," she said, calling the situation "absurd."\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Annie Vallée | Facebook\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Annie Vallée | Facebook\n \n \n \nMTL Blog was unable to confirm the address of the rental unit. But this apartment listing includes an address that appears to be the point where the line in Vallée's photos begins.\nThe Regroupement des comités logement et associations de locataires du Québec, a renters' advocacy group, shared Vallée's post on its own Facebook page along with a call for Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, to address the housing crisis.\n\nDoes this happen often in Montreal?\n"It happens occasionally," explained Maxime Roy-Allard, spokesperson for the RCLALQ to Narcity Quebec. \n"Especially when there is a shortage of affordable housing, as has been the case for several years in Montreal." \nAllard estimates that this phenomenon could happen more and more often in Montreal and that it could take hours waiting in line to visit an apartment in the city.\n\nHow can your rent application stand out?\nSome landlords might accept security deposits or you can even bid on an apartment similar to how you would a house. \n"But that's still a problem, because if everyone starts to increase [their bids], the price of rents will just increase more quickly and there will be people who will suffer because it's not everyone who can afford to offer homeowners an additional $ 100 or $ 200 per month," said Roy-Allard. \n"There is a lack of affordable housing and there is no mechanism to really control the price of rents in the end."\n\nWill this get worse in the future?\n"We fear the worst for July 1," said Roy-Allard. \nLast year was a difficult time for renters in Montreal and with the average price of both homes and apartments exploding across the city, more and more people might be unable to afford to live in Montreal. \nThe RCLALQ and other affordable housing advocates are petitioning the government for a rent freeze in Quebec, among other initiatives that they believe will help renters.