This is a crisis

I have lived in Ashland and Medford for nearly two decades. In my 10 years tracking rental property values, this is the most outrageous thing I have ever seen: a modest four-bed, one- bath home in Ashland for $4,300 a month, courtesy of Siskiyou Property Management.

While rental prices continue to skyrocket, people are being pushed toward desperation. For example, in Roseburg, the Motel 6 has banned Douglas County residents from renting rooms, which they were doing because they could not find a rental.

This is a crisis. If we lose our health care, too, look out.

Brian Hilton