Housing options in the works for Astoria – January 11, 2021
Astoria’s population peaked a century ago at around 14,000 people, driven by the region’s fishing and logging economy and military presence. The city’s population has since shrunk to 9,675, according to the most recent estimates from Portland State University.
Astoria City Councilor Roger Rocka touched on the city’s past while calling for a renewed focus on workforce housing.
“People who work here should be able to live here,” Rocka said at a City Council meeting in December. “… Surely we can find housing now for 10,000 people.”
Read the entire article here in The Astorian.