Consider This: Why Does Housing Cost So Much?

June 3, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | Virtual Event

Online, statewide & beyond

Housing in Oregon is expensive. Our minimum wage is among the highest in the country, and yet, according to a study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there isn't a single community in Oregon where a person earning minimum wage can afford a two-bedroom apartment. Why are rents and home prices so high, and what can we do about the situation? On June 3, join us for a conversation with people who are working in different ways on making housing more affordable for Oregonians, including Kim McCarty, executive director of Community Alliance of Tenants; Lorelei Juntunen of ECONorthwest; and developer Eli Spevak.

The conversation will take place starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 3, via Zoom and YouTube. To join us and other viewers in our virtual lobby for post-talk conversation, please RSVP here. You can also watch the program live here.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities




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