Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

4 Portland affordable housing projects to receive state funding

Oregon has awarded state grants to help build 351 affordable rental housing units in four Portland projects, state housing officials said. Another 84 units will be funded in Tigard, Dallas, Toledo, Medford, Klamath Falls and La Grande, Oregon Housing and Community Services officials announced Wednesday. Source: 4 Portland affordable housing projects to receive state funding […]
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Will city get its own village for veterans? Ron Verini says 3 acres have been set aside for the future

Ron Verini, president of Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida, is in talks with a developer in La Grande who is in the process of putting a housing project for veterans in that community about building a similar housing complex in Ontario. The Oregon Housing and Community Services announced Wednesday the awarding of more than $15 million […]
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State funds affordable housing projects in Medford, Klamath Falls

Two communities in southern Oregon will receive state funding to build affordable housing for veterans and people with mental illness. Oregon Housing and Community Services announced nearly $16 million to build 435 affordable rental homes across Oregon. Source: State funds affordable housing projects in Medford, Klamath Falls – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

State, federal funds spur local affordable housing projects

Oregon’s Housing and Community Services provides $15 million to build more than 400 rental units across the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State, federal funds spur local affordable housing projects

Homegrown | Housing shortage pushes out most vulnerable

There is a housing crisis in America, and its symptoms touch nearly every aspect of our society. Yes, it’s the “crisis du jour” in Oregon, as Sen. Betsy Johnson put it. For a decade, the problem has gone unappreciated as the state’s population growth has rapidly outpaced housing development. Only in the last few years […]
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New bill could expand Pendleton’s boundaries for affordable housing

Tucked away in Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement that the state was awarding more than $11 million to Northeast Oregon for flood relief, Brown threw her support behind a seemingly unrelated piece of legislation — House Bill 4090. The bill would add Pendleton to a pilot program that allows cities to expand the areas where it […]
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NE Portland apartments once praised as affordable enclave for artists have fallen into disrepair, tenants say

A property once praised as an affordable enclave for Portland artists has fallen into disrepair and is a shadow of its former self, according to tenants who live there. Source: NE Portland apartments once praised as affordable enclave for artists have fallen into disrepair, tenants say

Housing regulations are getting in the way of fighting homelessness

State Library Ed. Note: Op/Ed mentions Oregon’s land use restrictions. If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 To help end homelessness, governments should make housing markets […]
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Editorial: Oregon needs more land for housing

House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, is going at the state’s homelessness problem hammer and tongs. In some ways her approach is good, though at least a couple of points should lead lawmakers into some serious discussions. Kotek’s House Bill 4001 would declare homelessness an emergency in Oregon, and provide money and means to do something […]
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Housing costs stifle economic optimism

Middle-class concerned as wages stagnate, Portland Business Alliance-commissioned poll also finds Source: Pamplin Media Group – Report: Housing costs stifle economic optimism