An astute reader pointed out that the Ashland HNA indicates a projected 6 unit LIHTC project and NOT 6 additional LIHTC projects.
That results in a reduction in the total count of assisted rental units and ratio of Ashland vs Lake Oswego units; also the ratio of LIHTC units in Ashland to Lake Oswego is now 1 to 1.
I have changed the headline and counts in the text below and the Excel file accordingly.
Thanks MUCH to the reader, and my apologies for the error.
A recent news story HERE highlighted the need for affordable housing in Ashland.
Ashland has only 5% fewer occupied rental units than Lake Oswego (4,498 vs 4,758) , so I thought it might be interesting to compare the count and rate of affordable assisted rentals in Ashland to Lake Oswego.
So, I extracted from an Ashland Planning Commission meeting agenda (HERE) assisted rental data from a draft Ashland Housing Needs Analysis, added my Lake Oswego knowledge, and also tenure data from the ACS HERE.
I then created the Excel table HERE (also embedded below).
Per 1,000 Occupied Rental Units:
Lake Oswego Has About One Third The Rate of Assisted Renter Households As Ashland
- Ashland has 3 times the rate of TOTAL assisted rentals (70 per 1,000 vs. 23 per 1,000).
- Ashland has 2 times the rate of HUD/RD assisted units in project based rental projects (32 per 1,000 vs. 16 per 1,000).
- Ashland has 3 times the rate of housing vouchers (22 per 1,000 vs. 7 per 1,000).
- Ashland has the SAME rate of current and projected LIHTC units. (16 per 1,000).
Ashland has 314 assisted rental units; Lake Oswego has 110.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.