Tag Archives: Housing

Farmworker housing operations tax credit bill moving through Legislature

Senate Bill 1, which is supported by a coalition of agriculture and housing groups, has moved out of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue. A proposed tax credit to compensate farmers for half the operational costs of providing worker housing has made some headway in the Oregon Legislature. Source: Oregon Local News – Farmworker […]
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Owning home getting harder for minorities

Wealth gap growth in the Portland region as affordable homes within the urban growth boundary disappear. Rent increases are taking a well-recognized toll on Portland’s minority communities, pushing them out of their traditional neighborhoods to the edges of the region. Increasing home prices also are disproportionately hurting minorities by further reducing their chances to build […]
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In red-hot Portland, housing costs soar and income gap grows. Sound familiar?

One of the nation’s hottest urban economies, Portland is struggling to stay “weird” as it becomes a hub for startups. But that powerful growth is contributing to an uneven recovery from the Great Recession. Jordan Snider made the move here from Los Angeles in 2013 to join his girlfriend. Source: In red-hot Portland, housing costs […]
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Realtors say removing or limiting interest deductions would hurt housing

Local real estate agents fear that two bills under consideration by the Oregon Legislature would undermine residential housing markets if they pass. House panels have reviewed bills aimed at reducing or erasing deductions some taxpayers claim from mortgage interest and property taxes. Lawmakers on Thursday heard testimony on House Bill 2006, which would cap the […]
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Pendleton City Council, CTUIR Board of Trustees discuss housing, economy

The Pendleton City Council and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees used their first joint meeting in a few years to find common ground.Meeting at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton on Wednesday, the two governing bodies discussed the their respective goals and areas where they could collaborate. Source: […]
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Our View: Mixed density is the wave of the future

When communities plan to accommodate population growth, a mix of single-family and multi-family housing is usually considered beneficial — until the people who already live in an area hear about it. That seems to be the case with residents of existing single-family homes in the Vista Pointe neighborhood off East McAndrews Road in Medford. Source: […]
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Tribal housing replacement funded | The Dalles Chronicle

Last week, a group of Northwest senators announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin replacing tribal housing lost decades ago when dams were built along the Columbia River and rising waters forced many people to relocate. Source: Tribal housing replacement funded | The Dalles Chronicle

Landlords are taking over the housing market

As rising home prices, demographic shifts and slow new home construction push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters — and landlords.   Source: Landlords are taking over the housing market;

Housing shortage a complicated issue in Douglas County

Supply and demand are basic economic principles that can affect a given market. But the theory is too simple when considering Douglas County’s housing shortage, says economist Joshua Lehner with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. Source: Housing shortage a complicated issue in Douglas County | Douglas County | nrtoday.com

A Low-Cost Solution to Traffic

Instead of building expensive roads, we should be building housing that limits how far people have to drive in the first place. Urbanites generally consider Austin the coolest city in Texas, if not America. It has a great university, great music, hip and trendy restaurants and bars, unique shops and a booming tech economy. It […]
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