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The Rental Home Gap

Did you know that the U.S. has a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes that are affordable and available to extremely low income renters?

Each year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) releases a report about the availability of affordable rental housing to low income households. The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes examines the affordable housing supply and housing costs across the country, highlighting the difficulties low income families face when looking for housing. The 2021 edition of this report found that no state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for low income renters. 

In Oregon, there are 131,710 low income renting households and only 32,761 affordable and available rental homes. That means 77% of low income households struggle with a severe cost burden in order to rent a home. 

We are trying to bridge that gap and provide high quality, affordable housing in our community. We believe everyone has the right to live in a safe and healthy home. If these statistics are shocking to you, there is a way you can help today. Hit the donate button and help us continue to serve our working families here in Lane County.

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