Rent burdens on tap for city council

Keizer was designated as a rent burdened city in 2019. On Monday, Nov. 16, the Keizer City Council will host a public hearing on how to solve the problem. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E.

Approximately 54% of renters in Keizer are paying more than a third of their monthly income on rent, and 25% of homeowners are in the same situation when it comes to their mortgage. Nearly every family making less than $35,000 annually in Keizer is rent burdened and it includes elderly residents facing rising costs in manufactured home communities throughout the city as well as younger residents just starting out.