Business & economy

Housing affordability worsened in Oregon in last decade with low construction rates

Capital Manor's original tower in Salem stands in the distance while construction crews build 17 new duplexes to the west. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter)

Despite Oregon’s widespread housing shortage, the amount of housing built in the state during the last decade reached a record low.

That was one of the unexpected conclusions state economist Josh Lehner included in a

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