Tag Archives: Housing

Editorial: Why must Bend continue to wait for the state to act on a housing solution?

When you think about where new homes could go in Bend, what’s called the Stevens Road property is a gold medal winner. It is about 200 acres on Bend’s east side along 27th Street. It has infrastructure — roads and sewers — right nearby. And that part of the property is in the city’s official […]
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Only statutory repeal can address affordable housing and homelessness 

The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that the powers not given to the federal government are the exclusive domain of the states. It is referred to as “states’ rights”. This principle of government should equally apply to the citizens of each state, more specifically counties and municipalities. Here in Oregon affordable housing and […]
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Why health care is concerned with housing

You can’t attain your highest level of health without a home. Housing is a cornerstone to health — physical and mental, yes, and also in terms of engagement to care. Barriers caused by homelessness become barriers to people’s health in that the one continually affects the other. Because of this, housing is among the most […]
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Rent controls are not the answer

California and Oregon recently imposed them. New York, Paris and Stockholm are adding more. And just about every other booming metropolis in the West is thinking about introducing them: rent controls. Source: Rent controls are not the answer | Wire Commentary | heraldandnews.com

HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Will Lake Oswego homeowners be on the right side of history in celebrating this reform? Source: HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Oregon Department of Transportation buys housing, cuts some projects

‘We have to’ provide homes in remote areas of Malheur County. In order to keep good housing for its employees at two remote locations in Malheur County, the Oregon Department of Transportation went out for bids on four homes which were found not to be favorable as far cost. Source: Oregon Department of Transportation buys […]
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Luxury Apartments Get the Tax Breaks Meant to Boost Low-Income Areas

It’s not clear whether initial investments will help low-income residents. Elyria-Swansea is a short bike ride from the epicenter of Denver’s brewery-hopping and co-working scene, but it feels farther away. Here modest mid-century bungalows and Victorian houses boxed in by chain-link fences press up against train tracks, Interstate 70, marijuana grow houses and a pet […]
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Trump administration releases plan to revamp housing market, ending federal control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Proposal would release Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government control. President Trump’s administration released a sweeping […]
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Next Arena for Criminal Justice Reform: A Roof Over Their Heads

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.

When College Dormitories Become Health Hazards 

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.