Community Discussion to Address Rent Burden

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Community Discussion to Address Rent Burden

Community Discussion Dec. 18The City of Medford is teaming up with the Housing Authority of Jackson County and ACCESS to host a community discussion about “rent burden” on Tuesday, December 18 at the Jackson County Library from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
 
One out of three of all renters in Jackson County are paying more than 50 percent of their income in rent. The term rent burden applies to renters and owners and is determined by census data.
 
By definition, households paying more than 30 percent of income on housing are considered to be “rent burdened.” Households paying more than 50 percent of income on housing are considered to be “severely rent burdened.”
 
This event will give residents the opportunity to talk about the causes, consequences, barriers and potential solutions for households experiencing rent burden.
 
Feedback from this community discussion will be used to help guide City housing initiatives to address this challenge and will be shared with the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department in an effort to provide an accurate representation of what the Medford community is experiencing.
 
The Jackson County Library is located at 205 S. Central Ave. For questions about this event please contact Angela Durant at 541-774-2390. Click here to view the event flyer.

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