SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – Finding housing on Oregon’s north coast has become a challenge for seasonal, part-time and lower-wage workers.
The Daily Astorian reports that demographics from the Oregon Employment Department show that an aging, affluent population occupies most of the housing in the Seaside area. Meanwhile, they are driving the demand for labor.
Thousands of workers, both seasonal and year-round, are competing for the 1,300 rooms available in Seaside. Kevin Leahy, the executive director of Clatsop Economic Development Resources, says employees are living in campgrounds and cars.
Seaside city staff also say vacation rentals have cut into the availability of long-term
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