Corvallis Business: ROCKit Comes to Town…

From the Corvallis Advocate:

Benton County Teams With ROCKit: Thanks to grant funding, Benton County, the City of Corvallis, Community Services Consortium, and others are coming together to bring the area the Resource Organizer for Communities Kit (ROCKit) program. This program will assist with the development of resources to connect those in need with housing and services.

The number of houseless individuals in Benton County has increased by more than 95% since 2015. Add to that, our county has the highest level of income inequality in the state with 40% of all renters paying over half of their monthly salary on rent. And only 14 affordable rentals are available for every 100 Benton County families within the extremely-low income bracket.

“We don’t need data to see that homelessness is a problem in our community,” said Dina Eldridge, Housing Services Manager of Community Services Consortium. “We need data to help us solve it.”

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