Analysis: South Lane County leads nation in rental housing shortage

At this time of year, competition is all around us: competition for a national championship in college football, competition at the mall to return holiday presents, competition at the gym to take off some of those extra pounds.

But there is another competition playing out in our community that places the Eugene area at the top of the heap nationally: competition to find rental housing.

According to RentCafe, an apartment finder company, and Yardi System, Inc., a rental software company that supplied the data, Eugene is the most competitive rental market in the . . .