Welcome to Bend YIMBY, a group dedicated to fixing Bend’s housing crisis.
- There is a rental vacancy rate near 1% – even if you have the money, a good job and good references, it can be tough to find a place to live.
- The prices are going up to the point where people like teachers, police and firefighters are getting priced out.
Here are some topics we’ll be covering:
- The housing trilemma: a city can pick two out of three:
- No growth
- Who decides what kind of housing and businesses go where
- Traffic and infrastructure
- Who suffers when we don’t add housing
- What’s happening in other cities
If you’d like to learn more and talk with others interested in Bend’s housing crisis, we have a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BendYIMBY
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Well done and timely! I like diversity, and appreciate a look at your thoughts on where do elderly go when the prices soar?
Part of Bend’s problem is that Bend *is* where they come when prices soar – in California! This is actually an opportunity for Bend in many ways, as these people bring talent, knowledge and money that could be invested locally. The real problem is that we as a country are not building enough housing in desirable places, with ground zero being the California bay area. Bend is affected by this as well, though, and needs more market-rate housing to contain prices so as to not become another San Francisco or Boulder.