Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

More Affordable Housing Options Encouraged Under Oregon Bill

Oregon hopes to build its way out of its housing crisis under first-in-the-nation state legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown Thursday meant to encourage local cities to construct denser, more affordable housing options. The law targets a century-old practice known as “exclusionary single family zoning,” where local city governments only allow for the construction of […]
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Homelessness on rise in Central Oregon

In 2018, Oregon had the second highest rate of unsheltered homeless people in the country. The state also had the third-highest rate of chronically homeless people in the U.S. Source: Homelessness on rise in Central Oregon

New Oregon law encourages affordable housing options

Oregon hopes to build its way out of its housing crisis under first-in-the-nation state legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown Thursday meant to encourage local cities to construct denser, more affordable housing options. Source: New Oregon law encourages affordable housing options

Wallowa solar project awarded $250,000 grant

Two Northeast Oregon solar power projects, one in Wallowa and the other in La Grande, have been awarded a total of $340,000 in grants to bring solar power to affordable housing. The projects were among only six recipients statewide of Oregon Department of Energy awards totaling $1.25 million. Fleet Development was the awardee of both […]
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Our View: And now the good news on affordable housing

Probably no core issue on the North Coast has been guaranteed to spark discussion on this page more than affordable housing. Probably no core issue on the North Coast has been guaranteed to spark discussion on this page more than affordable housing. Over the years, we have vigorously campaigned for community leaders to treat the […]
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Financial Crisis Yields a Generation of Renters

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this Wall Street Journal 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. Many young adults are priced out of the housing market. That could reshape their finances—and the economy—for years to come. […]
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Opinion: Bay Area’s experience doesn’t have to be Portland’s future

What does the Bay Area have to teach Portland about affordable housing, equity, and homelessness? A lot, it turns out. Last spring, a diverse group of nearly 100 Portlanders visited the Bay Area to learn from leaders in business, technology, health care, government, nonprofits, real estate, the arts, transportation, and civic advocacy. Source: Opinion: Bay […]
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Housing laws pass in Oregon but fail in California

Voters, governor, activists united behind rent control and end to some single-family-only zoning. When state political leaders debated solutions to a housing crisis that was forcing renters from their homes and sending prices through the roof, they had a central goal in mind: avoid the fate of their neighbor to the south. Source: Housing laws […]
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For Seattle’s Last Mobile Home Owners, the Clock Is Ticking – The New York Times

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times 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.

Construction legislation divvies up millions to statewide projects

One of the last bills passed was also one of the more important, funding housing, building repair and medical treatment for incarcerated youth. Government agencies across Oregon will go on a run of remodeling public buildings and erecting new ones under legislation recently approved. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Construction legislation divvies up millions to […]
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