Housing affordability has reached a crisis level in the State of Oregon. Recent analysis shows Oregon as third worst in the nation for housing affordability and that only 26% of households under age 35 live in homes of their own. Only 27% of residents reach a yearly income in Oregon required to pay for a home.
The answer from state and local government thus far has focused on only those who qualify for low income housing and renters. What about the rest of Oregon? Thousands of Oregonians make too much to qualify for affordable housing subsidies but also cannot afford to own a home. What are your state and local officials doing to support their constituents? Are they lowering fees, investing in infrastructure, providing tax credits for home ownership or taking any action that might make homes more affordable? It’s time to hold them accountable for their lack of action.
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