With high costs for materials and skyrocketing demand, more and more Columbia County residents are scrambling to find affordable housing.

Many would-be renters with full-time jobs have shared their struggles finding housing over social media, citing one of two issues: They either cannot afford a property, or none are available.

Rental Shortage

According to Apartments.com, there is one apartment unit available for rent in Clatskanie and one townhome available for rent in Rainier.

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