Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Cornerstone Apartments provide low-income housing for Salem families

Susan Qualey led a caravan of four children to their new home, a three-bedroom apartment on Salem’s north side. It was the family’s first time seeing their slice of the Cornerstone Apartments at 2540 Rose Garden St. NE. Source: Cornerstone Apartments provide low-income housing for Salem families

Let non-profits help with bond-funded housing projects

Working hard should mean you can afford to live in your community and keep a roof over your head. But throughout Oregon — and particularly in Eugene and Lane County — rent and housing costs have gone up much faster than wages. People and families are struggling to make ends meet. Some are facing homelessness […]
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Editorial: Housing is key to ending homelessness

Republican Knute Buehler, who is running for governor against Democrat Kate Brown, came out with his seven-point plan to end unsheltered homelessness recently. As one part of the plan he would give the governor’s office a major role in dealing with homelessness, and he would create a $10 million grant program to help build 8,000 shelter […]
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First state-funded fast-track housing opens in Salem

Cornerstone Apartments, a 180-unit rent-capped development, is the first of 1,700 units statewide under development through the state’s new Local Innovation and Fast Track Rental program. Source: First state-funded fast-track housing opens in Salem

Our Opinion: Put teeth in short-term rental regulations

The city already is making lots of money from the lodging tax. We encourage Mayor Ted Wheeler to earmark some of that money to beef up regulation of these units. Many Portlanders like to think of their city as a progressive urban center, willing to hold corporations accountable. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Our Opinion: […]
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PSU study: More needed to understand, solve homeless crisis

Portland State University analysis finds no one knows the fully extent and cost of the homeless and affordable housing crisis. Regional leaders working to reduce homelessness do not fully understand the depth of the problem or the full cost of addressing it, according to a new study released Friday by Oregon Harbor of Hope. Source: […]
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Gov. Brown touts housing investments during Eugene visit

Gov. Kate Brown visited a subsidized housing complex in north Eugene on Friday to showcase her administration’s ongoing efforts to ease the statewide crunch on affordable housing. Brown, who is facing re-election in November, spent an hour at Bascom Village II, touring the 48-unit development that opened in 2016 and talking privately with its tenants. […]
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Governor Kate Brown Speaks On Importance Of Affordable Housing During Visit To Eugene

Governor Kate Brown stopped in Eugene today to speak on the importance of affordable housing in Oregon. Governor Brown took a tour and spoke with residents at Bascom Village, a Eugene affordable housing complex completed in 2016. Source: Governor Kate Brown Speaks On Importance Of Affordable Housing During Visit To Eugene | KLCC

State aids Bend, Redmond affordable housing projects

48 apts. in NE Bend, 8 Redmond units for disabled. Oregon Housing and Community Services has announced funding for the development and preservation of 796 affordable homes through the 2018 federal 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax and HOME awards, which leverage local, state, and private investments, including two projects in Bend and Redmond. This […]
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Economists: More workers moving to Oregon, more construction jobs need to be filled

Portland’s burgeoning construction industry is attracting workers in unprecedented numbers, but it’s still not enough. One in three construction jobs in Oregon was lost during the Great Recession, and employment in that market did not pick up again until 2013. It has rebounded significantly since then and the construction industry is one of the state’s […]
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