Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Why the plan to end homelessness in Salem area stalled for 10 years

A decade ago, Salem-area leaders embarked on a mission — a 10-year plan to end homelessness. But as January 2018 arrived and the deadline neared, homelessness was worse. The estimated population in Marion and Polk counties had grown from about 1,900 homeless people in 2007 to more than 2,400. Source: Why the plan to end homelessness in Salem area stalled […]
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HOUSING FUNDS ON THE HORIZON

Portland likely to get lion’s share of Metro cash for affordable units because it will easily contribute the largest amount. Source: HOUSING FUNDS ON THE HORIZON

Editorial: Expand affordable housing pilot project to include Redmond

If you care about affordable housing in Bend, it’s time to celebrate. Bend just won a state competition, allowing 360 units of affordable housing to be built on land just outside its urban growth boundary. But if you care about affordable housing across the state, there’s no reason to celebrate. Bend may have won, but […]
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Bend wins affordable housing competition; But there may still be a way for Redmond to participate

But there may still be a way for Redmond to participate. Hundreds of new affordable homes will be built on the outskirts of Bend after state regulators selected the city for a pilot program. Some lawmakers and developers have long questioned whether Oregon’s restrictive land use laws, which require cities to go through a lengthy […]
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Affordable housing to be built near Bend under pilot program

State regulators have selected Bend for a pilot program that will build hundreds of affordable housing units on the outskirts of the city by doing away with some of the state’s strict land-use rules. State regulators have selected Bend for a pilot program that will build hundreds of affordable housing units on the outskirts of […]
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The Homeless Crisis Is Getting Worse in America’s Richest Cities

A toxic combination of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents has put housing out of reach for a greater number of people. It was just after 10 p.m. on an overcast September night in Los Angeles, and L. was tired from a long day of class prep, teaching, and grading papers. So the 57-year-old anthropology […]
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Affordable Housing Project To Push Bend’s Growth Boundary

With a booming population and scant affordable housing, Bend is bypassing the usual land use process to push to the East. Source: Affordable Housing Project To Push Bend’s Growth Boundary

The new boomtowns: Why more people are relocating to ‘secondary’ cities

Affordable homes, lower cost of living and job opportunities are among the lures in places like Austin and Atlanta. As they began planning their future together, Ashley Brown and her fiance, Aaron Shuman, concluded that they could no longer remain in Los Angeles because it was getting much too expensive. “Our rent in L.A. was […]
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Opinion: Addressing Portland’s two homeless crises

Last month, Forbes magazine named Portland one of the best places in the country for business and careers. But few noticed. The public’s attention has turned to those the economy has left behind — people living on the streets, in cars, or in emergency shelters. The homeless crisis dominated state and local elections, and rival candidates found […]
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Affordable housing plan draft released; feedback sought

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) released a five-year look at the agency’s priorities, goals and strategies in ensuring a stable and affordable housing landscape. Source: Affordable housing plan draft released; feedback sought