Well, excuse me.
Last Sunday, when the English dudes from the BBC were in the store, doing a story on "homelessness" in Bend, I argued that we were "no worse" than any other urban area. That they were misunderstanding the phrase "poverty with a view."
Up pops this from KTVZ:
Central Oregon homeless rate No. 6 in nation
Central Oregon ranks sixth in the nation in overall homelessness rates and third among rural communities, according to a report just released this week by the National Alliance to End Homeless.
The high homeless rate in Central Oregon is attributed to the local high housing, foreclosure, and unemployment rates.
I guess we really are the poster child for this boom and bust.
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