Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

24 affordable housing units being built for vets in Oregon City

Northwest Housing Alternatives breaking ground on approximately $7 million project at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at 314 Pleasant Ave. Source: 24 affordable housing units being built for vets in Oregon City

Housing Bond Measure – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Voters in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties will be asked whether to approve a bond package worth about $650 million to help build affordable housing. If Measure 26-199 is approved, the typical homeowner will pay about $60 more a year, and the bond measure could build as many as 3,900 new homes. We hear arguments […]
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Where They Stand: Oregon’s Gubernatorial Candidates On Housing, Homelessness

Thousands of Oregon’s students — an estimated 23,000 — are homeless or on the verge of living without shelter. There’s a dearth of affordable housing in the state. Source: Where They Stand: Oregon’s Gubernatorial Candidates On Housing, Homelessness . News | OPB

Measure 102 would allow bonds to fund privately-built affordable housing

Ballot measure has broad support in state. This year’s election has many highly contested races and hot-button measures, but most lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to agree that Measure 102 should pass. The statewide ballot measure, if approved, would amend Oregon’s constitution to allow local jurisdictions’ bonds to be used to fund […]
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Guest column: Oregon’s affordable housing policy is insane

By any reasonable definition, Central Oregon is suffering from an affordable housing crisis. Median prices have repeatedly increased by double digit percentages in Bend and Redmond since the end of the Great Recession. Even with plenty of jobs and rising wages locally, housing is eating up a large and growing share of Central Oregonians’ income. […]
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Go ‘Yard’

Time to act on transforming state land on Cascade for affordable housing. Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and […]
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Editorial: Measure 102 could be boon for housing

Measure 102, which would allow local governments in Oregon to partner with nongovernmental entities in order to build affordable housing, hasn’t gotten a lot of ink thus far in this year’s election cycle. And, frankly, it probably won’t — not with other hot-button issues such as abortion and immigration and taxation on November’s ballot, not to […]
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Editorial: Support affordable housing by voting yes on Measure 102

Measure 102, a legislative referral that will appear on the November ballot, is something of a rare bird. It’s nearly impossible to find someone to speak out against it. They should not. It deserves your support. The measure would amend the state constitution, which bars cities and counties from raising money for a private corporation, […]
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Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on housing

Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler agree that the state is embroiled in a housing crisis. But the incumbent Democrat and her Republican challenger each say the other is ill-equipped to handle the problem. Source: Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on housing | OregonLive.com

Vacation rental debate takes root on Oregon coast

When talk turns to affordable housing and the competition to cash in on coastal tourism, restaurant owner Charlotte Boxer has plenty to share. There are the homeowners in Agate Beach who put a shipping container in their yard for storage and then used it as a vacation rental. The city’s community development director sent them […]
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