The Need


  • Why do we have an especially challenging housing affordability problem at the Coast?  We call it The Coastal Gap.
  • The central issue is that median incomes are lower in coastal resort areas than in urban areas or other rural areas, but cost of land and housing is higher (often significantly). 


  • What can we learn from the 2007 Buildable Lands Study about availability vs. affordability of land in the Nehalem Bay area?