Over 70% of the people living in the Nehalem Bay community in 2009 could not. Homes for families making less than $75,000 a year are almost unavailable. Check out more details on the numbers, especially the ones from the Oregon Housing Alliance.
How about your kids?
Many of our young people want to stay in the community. Part of the economic conditions needed to make this possible is availability of affordable housing.
How about your employees?
Have you seen the help wanted ads? Employers are telling us that potential employees often can’t find a place to live. Those potential employees are telling us the same thing. Working folks deserve a chance to live where they work.
How about your caregivers? Your police force? Your City Manager? Your banker?
A nurse can’t afford to buy a home. A home health aide cannot afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Retired individuals and others with limited incomes have trouble affording the cost of housing here.
The Clatsop County Housing Solutions Conference put together some great posters addressing this workforce issue.