In Tillamook County, the lack of workforce housing is a major stressor for Heather Zwald Taksdal. As a business owner, she struggles to recruit employees because there is simply no housing in the community.

“We cannot hire anyone who lives out of town unless they have an RV and can find a place to park it,” Zwald Taksdal reports. “The lack of workforce housing is a huge deterrent.”


State Rep. Pam Marsh, a Democrat, represents southern Jackson County, including the city of Ashland. State Sen. Dick Anderson, a Republican, represents Lincoln County and parts of Benton, Lane, Douglas and Coos counties.

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