Bulletin Staff Report

Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee wants to hear about high rents.

The meeting, at 3 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, is intended to be a community discussion about the causes of rent burden and how to solve it. Renters are considered burdened if they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing each month and severely rent burdened if they spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs.

The committee is particularly interested in community input about increasing the city’s housing supply, improving public transit and deciding where to put homes. It also wants to hear how residents would prioritize $500,000 in federal funding for affordable housing.

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