Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Real estate forecast: Housing shortage will continue

Bend average sales price in 2017 was $466,926. This year in Central Oregon, real estate will be much like it was in 2017, according to Paul Bishop, vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors. Source: Real estate forecast: Housing shortage will continue; Bend average sales price in 2017 was $466,926

Why the New Tax Law Could Make the Hunt for Affordable Housing Even Harder

Congress indirectly diluted the tax incentives for building affordable housing — a change that’s predicted to result in a quarter of a million fewer units. Even before Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut in December, the demand for affordable rental housing far exceeded the supply. For every 100 renters who fit the federal government’s definition of […]
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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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City of Portland Wants to Change the Oregon State Constitution to Build Housing

The Oregon House is likely to pass the bill; there’s a question in the Senate. A bill being pushed by Portland City Hall to help build affordable housing made it through its first hurdle of the state legislative session, but its success is not yet assured. Source: City of Portland Wants to Change the Oregon State […]
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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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KHA secures $2 million for new vets housing

The Klamath Housing Authority (KHA) has announced a new veterans housing project on East Main Street after securing a $2 million grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department. Titled Liberty Park Village, the development would create eight housing units for homeless veterans, as well as provide access to rehabilitation services. Source: KHA secures […]
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Guest Opinion: Local cities have tools to address affordable housing crisis

Thousands of households in Jackson County are facing an affordable housing crisis. In the next few months, the cities of Medford, Phoenix, Eagle Point, Central Point and Talent have an opportunity to take action. Residents will be able to help shape changes that will affect these cities for decades to come. Source: Guest Opinion: Local […]
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Through the blur of uncertainty, we remain focused in 2018: Editorial

Oregon is on the edge. Public schools are struggling to equitably educate our children and have consistently failed to lead a large percentage of them on to high school graduation. Our rickety tax system falters when the economy slows, pulling money from needed municipal and state services already being drained by skyrocketing pension costs. Source: […]
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League eyes legislative session beginning Monday

The League of Oregon Cities believes the 35-day legislative session beginning Feb. 5 will feature fewer bills than normal but be noteworthy for the “depth of policy debate” that will ensue. Issues will include the plagued Public Employee Retirement System and its funding, tax reform as it relates to education, the lack of affordable housing […]
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Editorial: Another hammer in the housing toolbox

It’s a small step, but one that could provide some of the boost that’s needed to accelerate construction of workforce housing in Medford. The Medford City Council is considering a tax on new construction intended to spur even more new construction. Specifically, the city’s new Housing Advisory Committee is recommending a one-third of 1 percent […]
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