Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NLIHC Releasing 2015 Out of Reach Renter Affordability Report; Oregon Governor Brown Pens Preface.

NLIHC's expanded 2015 Out of Reach website is HERE; Governor Brown's preface should be in the national report posted at that site. (The national report is not yet posted as of 6 AM PDT). [Governor Brown used 2014 NLIHC data in her April State of the State report HERE].

Oregon data can be viewed, compared, and downloaded HERE

An Oregon PDF file is HERE

Oregon data in Excel is HERE.

NLIHC data shows that the wage required to afford a 2 BR apartment in Oregon jumped this year by 2%, from $16.28 to $16.61 an hour; in the Portland metro the jump was higher at 2.4 %, from $17.73 to $18.1an hour. 

In 2015 an income of $34,547 was required to afford a 2 BR apartment in Oregon; in the Portland metro area the required income was $37,760.

A PDF with data sources and definitions is available HERE.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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