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Letter: State needs help to build housing (Jan. 18, 2023)


January 18, 2023


An open letter to Gov. Kotek:

I love your goal of increased housing of Oregonians; it is so very needed. There are, however, two snags observable on the way to that wonderful goal.

First, new housing must be available for all Oregonians. Without this, your statewide support will quickly vanish. Chip truck drivers in Garibaldi, single moms working in care facilities in Unity, and 72- year-old donut sales ladies in Talent must have the same opportunity for housing as a bricklaying contractor in St. Johns.

Realistically, affordable housing means on the street where you live, whatever t...

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