Southern Oregon Rental Association members reported a 4.7 percent May vacancy rate. There were 211 vacancies out of 4,513 reporting units in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Southern Oregon Rental Association members reported a 4.7 percent May vacancy rate. There were 211 vacancies out of 4,513 reporting units in Jackson and Josephine counties.

April's vacancy rate was 4.4 percent, while the May 2009 vacancy rate was 8.6 percent .

The organization will hold its June dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Twin Creeks Retirement, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. State Rep. Sal Esquivel of Medford, Josephine County legislative candidate Wally Hicks and Shawn Miller of Miller Public Affairs will speak.

— Greg Stiles