CANNON BEACH — Residents are voicing objections and suggesting alternatives as city officials and a task force discuss how Cannon Beach can provide affordable housing.

The units would be for people working in Cannon Beach with salaries about 70 to 100 percent of the county’s median income — or the “missing middle,” those who cannot afford high-end homes but are ineligible for government subsidies, consultant Terri Silvis said.

The affordable housing deficit, though not unique to Cannon Beach, has affected local workers, business owners and city staff.

With a grocery store and two breweries opening, new jobs are abundant in Cannon Beach, but affordable housing is not.

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