Tag Archives: Housing

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES TO FRUITION

St. Francis Park Apartments set to open after long, complex development process as City Council considers other options Source: Oregon Local News – AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES TO FRUITION

My View: Housing bill promotes family stability

As the executive director of Human Solutions, a nonprofit agency that delivers solutions to the housing crisis, I write in support for House Bill 2004. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: Housing bill promotes family stability

Oregon House passes renter protection bill, Senate considers it

A bill passed through the Oregon House of Representatives that is set to expand renters’ rights and provide protections against no-cause evictions. HB 2004 passed in the House with a vote of 33 to 25 on April 4, and there was a public hearing held Wednesday, May 3, in the Senate Human Services Committee Source: […]
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 My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

Housing costs are rising because there are not enough homes to go around. Oregonians are spending more than ever on housing. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

Downtown housing project receives state grant

Money will help renovate Waldorf Oregon Heritage has awarded $100,000 to the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association for a proposed housing project in the former Waldorf Hotel. “Housing is a proven need in this community and people living in downtowns support other downtown businesses,” a release from Oregon Heritage said. Source: Downtown housing project receives […]
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My View: HB2007 undercuts best urban qualities

First-time buyer and starter homes already are being demolished at an alarming rate. Replacement housing nearly always has a higher price tag. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: HB2007 undercuts best urban qualities

Oregon senior care/elder care housing database of complaints: 2017

Oregon consumers have many senior care and elder care housing solutions to consider. The state keeps records of substantiated complaints at senior care centers in Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive, in spring of 2017, built a database of thousands of substantiated complaints. Source: Oregon senior care/elder care housing database of complaints: 2017 | OregonLive.com

Rent control won’t solve the problem | Opinion |

On April 4, the Oregon House of Representatives passed House Bill 2004 by a 31 to 27 vote, with most Democrats voting yes and most Republicans voting no. The bill, an attempt to change the relationship between landlords and tenants, is currently under Senate review. It has two main parts: The first limits a landlord’s […]
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Housing density fight heats up

The latest flashpoint in the fight over increasing homes in single-family neighborhoods is a bill in the 2017 Oregon Legislature that critics say would rezone them for multi-family housing. Source: Oregon Local News – Housing density fight heats up

Tensions rising as Oregon Legislature passes halfway mark

Oregon’s 2017 Legislative session hit its halfway mark last week, as hundreds of bills died for lack of committee action. That, in itself, isn’t unusual. It’s part of the regular winnowing process of legislation. Source: Tensions rising as Oregon Legislature passes halfway mark