12-8-17: LACK OF HOUSING AND RISING RENT LEAVES MANY CONCERNED.

THE APPARENT LACK OF HOUSING OPTIONS, AND RISING RENT PRICES IN JACKSON COUNTY HAS LEFT SOME RESIDENTS CONCERNED THAT THEY’LL HAVE NOWHERE TO LIVE. TENANTS AT THE MARIPOSA TOWNHOMES IN MEDFORD MAY SEE A 40% HIKE IN THEIR RENT STARTING NEXT MARCH. SOME SAY THAT SUCH A LARGE HIKE, IN SUCH A SHORT TIME IS NOT NORMAL. SOME PEOPLE HOPE TO SEE SOME 20 MILLION DOLLARS INVESTED INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE LIBERTY PARK AREA OF MEDFORD, WHICH COULD PROVIDE SOME RELIEF TO THE CRISIS.