Hood River and Wasco Counties in Oregon’s Top Five Most Expensive Areas to Live!

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The Dalles, OR. (June 13th, 2018) – This year’s Out of Reach report, released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), shows that Hood River and Wasco residents earning minimum wage would have to work almost two full time jobs just to afford a two bedroom apartment and still have money left over for other necessities like food, medicine and transportation. We know that families often pay much more of their income towards rent leaving them at risk of homelessness if an unexpected financial emergency or job loss occurs.

You can download the Out of Reach report here and learn about the housing wage in our community. To learn more about the work of the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority visit our website at www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org.
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Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. MCHA operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.

 

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Notice of Public Hearing

There will be a Public Hearing in regards to Mid-Columbia Housing Authority & Columbia Gorge Housing Authority’s Public Housing Agency Plan.  People are welcome to contact Jodi Wetherbee at jodiw@mid-columbiahousingauthority.org in advance for a copy of the proposed annual plan that will be submitted to HUD after the public hearing or you can stop by 500 East 2nd Street The Dalles, OR 97058 to pick up a copy.

 

The meeting will take place at the Pioneer Center located at 228 West Main Street in White Salmon Washington at 10 am on May 29th.

Senator Merkley Tweets and Facebooks about meeting local advocates

Back from Washington DC

As part of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation’s ‘Project Connect’ Joel Madsen and Leticia Valle visited our nation’s Capitol and met with a few of our northwest delegates on the region’s work to create a better culture of health!  Senator Jeff Merkley was inspired by the visit and put out a tweet and facebook post about their meeting and this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3dRDS_w8BU that tells the Gorge’s story!