BEND, OR -- The city of Bend is looking for input on the cost of housing.
Bend’s Affordable Housing Manager Racheal Egan Baker tells KBND news a meeting Wednesday afternoon is required by the state, “The city of Bend qualifies as one of those cities because we have greater than a quarter of our community severely rent burdened. A household is a considered ‘rent burdened’ if they spend more than a third of their household income on housing costs. A household is considered ‘severely rent burdened’ if they spend over half of their income on housing costs.”
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is made up of members in the housing industry, and public advocates. “The committee and the City of Bend wish to hear about the community's housing experiences and if rent burdened how the households address other needs, in addition to any ideas, they might have to address their rent burden experience,” Baker says.
Wednesday’s public meeting is at 3 p.m. at City Hall and virtually at bendoregon.gov