The median rental household can’t comfortably afford a two-bedroom apartment in 28 of Oregon’s 36 counties, according to a new report.
The numbers from the National Low Income Housing Coalition show renters are struggling to contain housing costs across the state.
They’re stretched even further in certain metro areas like Portland, where it would take 71 work hours a week for a minimum wage earner to afford even a studio apartment. In both Portland and Corvallis, the average rental household is unable to afford a one-bedroom apartment.
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