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Oregon launches online housing, homelessness, rent and poverty dashboard

Oregon launches online housing, homelessness, rent and poverty dashboard

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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) announced the launch of a County Profiles data dashboard Thursday with data about housing and related dynamics across the state. It includes income levels, median home prices, percentage of home ownership and homelessness trends.

OHCS says most of the data is from the US Census Bureau’s annual surveys. It will be updated annually.

“Housing is a pivotal aspect of people’s lives and communities. We are excited to launch this new tool in helping us address complex housing issues decades in the making,” OHCS Director Andrea Bell said in a statement announcing the launch. “As we strive to make data-informed decisions, we also recognize the best solutions come from local community members who have experienced the issues we are trying to solve.”

Each County Profile has five data sections:

  • Population
  • Poverty
  • Homeownership
  • Rental Housing
  • Homelessness

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Here are just some of the numbers from Central Oregon. While the tri-county area is trending above the state average on home ownership, much of those owners are burdened by mortgage and costs.

Home Ownership Rate (2017-2021)

  • Statewide: 62.37%
  • Crook: 73%
  • Deschutes: 69%
  • Jefferson: 69%

Cost burdened by home ownership (More than 30% of monthly income on mortgage and utilities) from 2017-2021

  • Statewide: 27.62%
  • Crook: 29.79%
  • Deschutes: 31.05%
  • Jefferson: 24.95%

Median Rent (2017-2021)

  • Statewide: $982.50
  • Crook: $976
  • Deschutes: $1.425
  • Jefferson: $850

Those burdened by rent costs (2017-2021)

  • Statewide: 46.8%
  • Crook: 42%
  • Deschutes: 47%
  • Jefferson: 36%

People experiencing poverty (5-year average ending 2021)

  • Statewide: 12.29%
  • Crook: 9.48%
  • Deschutes: 9.46%
  • Jefferson: 14.49%

Homelessness (2022 Point In Time count)

  • Statewide: 17,912 (6,838 chronically homeless)
  • Crook: 69 (20 chronically)
  • Deschutes: 1,130 (124 chronically)
  • Jefferson: 66 (15 chronically)


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