Local rental vacancy rates crept up in December.

Local rental vacancy rates crept up in December.

Southern Oregon Rental Owners Association members in Jackson and Josephine counties reported a 6.2 percent vacancy rate, up slightly from the 5.95 percent and 5.91 percent reported in October and November, respectively.

The SOROA's monthly meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

Attorney James Stout offers a two-night eviction seminar at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and Jan. 21 at the Housing Authority meeting room, 2231 Table Rock Road. The cost is $45 for SOROA members and $60 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required. For information, telephone 842-7676.

— Greg Stiles