SOLUTIONS: Survey shows top concerns in Malheur County – and a willingness to help

Malheur County residents participating in a survey by the Malheur Enterprise in February 2021 picked the three issues of most concern to them. (Enterprise graphic)

VALE - Malheur County residents see affordable housing, substance abuse and family poverty as key concerns – and they’re willing to help address them, according to a survey conducted by the Malheur Enterprise.

Nearly 300 people responded to the survey, designed to gauge the issues of most concern to local people. The results are part of a new effort by the Enterprise to help the community find solutions to the central challenges.

Those taking the survey were asked to pick their top three concerns.

“Decent local housing” was the top response, and survey takers added their own comments to underscore the issue.

“Lack . . .