Category Archives: Housing & Community Services Dept.

Homeless crisis: More Salem warming shelters, quicker openings coming

The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency will open warming shelters when temps drop below 32 degrees, after earlier protocol came under fire. As temperatures in Salem dropped below freezing last December, homeless warming shelters didn’t open for days, catching the nonprofit that coordinates the shelters in a blizzard of criticism. Source: Homeless crisis: More Salem warming shelters, […]
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Housing settlement comes with conditions

The Oregon Housing and Community Services Department settled a lawsuit brought by Klamath Housing Authority which, in 2015, applied for and was denied a Low Income Housing Tax Credit for its project to finance a 48-unit affordable housing project, the Sunrise Vista Apartments, located in Klamath Falls. Source: Housing settlement comes with conditions | Klamath […]
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Public meetings set on statewide housing plan

The long-awaited Statewide Housing Plan is scheduled to be released by the end of this year or beginning of next. Oregon Housing and Community Services is scheduled to hear from the public this month on a long-awaited comprehensive plan laying out housing availability and ways to address housing needs in the state. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Point-in-time Count Finds More Homeless People In Lane County 

Results from Lane County’s January 31st 2018 Homeless Point in Time count show that there was an increase in the number of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. Source: Point-in-time Count Finds More Homeless People In Lane County | KLCC

Affordable housing project gets funding

Ashland City Council has awarded $400,000 to a Medford-based nonprofit to help in its efforts to build at least 25 units of affordable housing behind the newly opened Rogue Credit Union branch at 1661 Ashland St. ColumbiaCare is a primary provider of mental health services for Jackson Care Connect. Source: Affordable housing project gets funding

87 units of affordable housing reopen in $17 million private-public Salem partnership

A Salem housing complex reopened Monday, preserving affordable options for low-income residents and helping some in a city homeless relief program. Source: 87 units of affordable housing reopen in $17 million private-public Salem partnership

La Pine, Sisters affordable housing projects to begin

Both projects kick off with Tuesday groundbreaking. The regional agency Housing Works will have a busy day next Tuesday, as it breaks ground to start construction on 42 new affordable townhomes in La Pine and 48 new affordable apartments in Sisters.   Source: La Pine, Sisters affordable housing projects to begin – KTVZ

Work begins on low-income housing in Woodburn

The 16 low-income family apartments are expected to be completed by end of year. Catholic Community Services and Fostering Hope Initiative have broken ground on a new affordable housing complex in Woodburn. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Work begins on low-income housing […]
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Affordable housing project coming to Portland’s RiverPlace district

The 203-unit project is the second Portland development from BRIDGE Housing. More than 203 affordable apartments are on their way to Portland’s RiverPlace district after ground officially broke on the project this morning. BRIDGE Housing, the San Francisco nonprofit affordable housing developer behind The Abigail in Northwest Portland, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first […]
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Oregon funds $8.9 mil. in affordable housing for veterans: ‘We owe it to them’

The state is dedicating nearly $8.9 million to help build housing for homeless veterans, the Oregon Housing and Community Services agency announced Thursday. The money will fund 71 new affordable homes for Oregon veterans and their families in developments in North Bend, Klamath Falls, Oregon City, and Northeast Portland. Source: Oregon funds $8.9 mil. in […]
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