Blaine County Housing Information

By April 25, 2019 News
OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS, 30% OF BLAINE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT. IN ORDER TO ATTRACT QUALITY STAFF, HOUSING WILL BE CRUCIAL. BLAINE COUNTY SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF THE IMPACT OF NOT PROVIDING TEACHER HOUSING CURRENTLY IN CALIFORNIA….

HIGH HOUSING COSTS FORCE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS TO MOVE OUT OF STATE

A new analysis by EdSource found that in nearly 40 percent of the 680 school districts in California that reported salaries to the state, first-year teachers did not earn enough to rent an affordable one-bedroom apartment, and in 39 districts, first-year teachers spent more than 50 percent of their incomes on a one-bedroom apartment. In high cost regions like the Bay Area, even the highest paid teachers could only afford a one-bedroom apartment. These prices are forcing teachers to leave the state. Sarah La Due, a highly regarded teacher in El Cerrito, is moving to Las Vegas to continue her profession. As she put it, “I’m a 35-year-old professional woman, and I shouldn’t have to live with roommates. Why am I sacrificing so much to live in the Bay Area when there are other cities with culture and good food?”

 

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