Startling statistics reveal an increasingly dire situation in Clackamas County: while the average renter here earns about $15 an hour, the wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22 an hour; one out of four renters pays more than half of their total income in rent, while seven out of ten renters with very low incomes pay more than 50 percent for rent; since 2012 the median rent in the county has steadily increased to nearly $2,000 monthly, which is $400 more than Oregon’s average monthly rent.
Stop the efforts to prevent veterans transitional housing on unused county lands. Send an email to:
Tell our commissioners that veterans have earned our support. They deserve housing, transitional and permanent.
Real estate and development minded individuals are pressuring the Board of County Commissioners to block a partnership with community groups like Catholic Charities to provide much needed transitional housing services to our Clackamas County veterans. Continue reading