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Local housing shortage sends renters down road


April 25, 2018

As is true elsewhere in Oregon, property values are climbing in Sweet Home, and so are rental prices.

New apartment complexes are popping up in nearby cities like Lebanon and Salem. New houses are going up around Sweet Home. But finding the right kind of rental housing is getting difficult.

John Drury has recent experience looking for a new three-bedroom rental with a six-member group that includes a couple, three young children and an adult roommate.

“That’s the only way to make it work,” Drury said. The couple works, but they have to have a roommate.

After living for several years...

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