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Medford 2nd in State for Homeless Students

The Oregon Department of Education recently released new data showing homelessness rates among Oregon students.

Medford, Grants Pass, and Three Rivers School Districts rank among the top districts for number of homeless students. This is one reason the Rogue Action Center is committed to working with renters and partners across the state to pass legislation in 2019 to stabilize the rental market for Oregon families.

Chart showing number districts with the highest number of homeless students
2017 - 2018 Homeless Students in Oregon Summary Data report

"Medford has the second highest number of homeless students in the state, even higher than more populated areas such as Portland, Salem and Eugene. These Medford children and families will be represented in the 2019 legislature by Rep. Kim Wallen and Sen. Jeff Golden. Overall, Jackson County has more than 2,200 homeless students.

“As state lawmakers celebrate with friends and family this week, with a secure roof over their head, we hope they will remember the 22,000 Oregon students who will be sleeping in cars, hotels, on couches and in shelters on Thursday night and pledge to take action for statewide tenant protections,” says Michelle Glass of the Rogue Action Center.

Read more from The World's article Annual survey: Number of homeless students remains high from November 24th, 2018.


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