Tag Archives: Housing

Tribal housing efforts looming

This is the third of a four-part series looking at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. This story looks at plans to fulfill decades-old promises of housing for tribal members displaced by dams. Tribal officials knew the best way to spur action on the dire housing situation […]
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What it cost to buy in Oregon’s top 15 school districts

Parents are known to make sacrifices to make sure their children attend good schools. They squeeze their finances, give up shorter commutes and say goodby to longtime neighbors to move to preferred school districts. Residents without children in public classrooms place a premium on school quality, too. Source: What it cost to buy in Oregon’s […]
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Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference? 

They say it will help reduce unnecessary ER visits and ensure better follow-up care. It’s also good P.R., and helps them meet their obligations to provide benefits to the community in exchange for tax breaks. During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were […]
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Lane County homes sales, prices decline in September but remain well up for the year

The weather cooled in September and so did the number of sales and prices of homes in Lane County’s vigorous seller’s market, according to the latest monthly report. The number of closed sales dropped nearly 11 percent from August to 463 in September, the Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland reported on Friday. Source: Lane […]
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Editorial: Unions should put muscle into land-use policy reform

Oregon Education Association President John Larson is concerned that educators aren’t paid enough.“I’ve met thousands of educators who struggle to make ends meet, who are worried they will never be able to get out from under the burden of their student debt, and who wonder if they will ever be able to afford to own […]
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Report: Portland growth slows, suburbs speed up

City reflects national trend of suburbs growing faster than cities after a decade of urban popularity, but not everyone agrees For years urban planners have been saying that Americans are moving to cities — especially since living far away from jobs, shopping and entertainment proved to be a bad idea during the Great Recession. Source: […]
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Portland’s home prices still growing faster than most cities, but they’re slowing

Portland saw home prices jump by just under 1 percent in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, landing at a level 8.2 percent higher than a year earlier. Source: Portland’s home prices still growing faster than most cities, but they’re slowing | OregonLive.com

New housing for ‘unplaced’ Oregon foster youth, following DHS dispute

Since mid-2016, more than 130 Oregon children have spent at least one night as “unplaced foster youth” — meaning they had no foster family to go home to. But a soon-to-be opened temporary housing program is looking to change that. In the past, being unplaced could mean a night spent sleeping in an Oregon Department […]
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Average Portland Area Home Prices Up 9.3% in Last Year

Between July of 2016 and July of 2017, the average home price in the Portland Metro Area rose to $428,000. Portland area home prices have continued to climb, according to data released earlier this week on real estate sales. Source: Average Portland Area Home Prices Up 9.3% in Last Year – Willamette Week

Regionalizing the War on Homelessness

A California county is working to bring all stakeholders together to attack the problem far more effectively. The erudite Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote that a “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” In California […]
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