Tag Archives: Housing

Pacific Seafood dorm approved in Astoria

Neighbors are upset over the project. The Astoria Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a one-year temporary permit for Pacific Seafood to operate a dorm for workers at Astoria Pointe over vehement opposition from neighbors. Source: Pacific Seafood dorm approved in Astoria | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Housing authority flagged as ‘troubled’ in federal audit report

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority was flagged as “troubled” in January by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following an audit report. The federal agency gave the housing authority, which helps low-income people in Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties, a score of 52 out of a possible 100 points for the fiscal year […]
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Opinion | Let’s Quit Fetishizing the Single-Family Home

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Our View: Worker housing worth trying

When Pacific Seafood sought a way to address worker housing in Astoria, the reaction from neighbors was perhaps inevitable. The company’s idea is that the old Astoria Pointe drug treatment center should be turned into a place for up to 125 workers to sleep after a day on the job at the Warrenton plant. Source: […]
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State Of Oregon Plays A Larger Role In Addressing A Relentless Housing Crisis

Not long after the housing crash, Oregon’s then-Gov. John Kitzhaber gave employees at the state’s housing agency a directive: Justify your existence. Oregon Housing and Community Services was ineffective, costly and overly bureaucratic. The agency had lost its mission, there was “no North Star” to what they were doing, the director said at the time. […]
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The 2020 Oregon Legislative Session: What You Need To Know

Oregon’s 2020 legislative session presents lawmakers with a serious time management challenge. In just 35 days, the Legislature’s leading Democrats are hoping to cue up economy-wide greenhouse gas regulations and new gun controls. Some appear ready to declare that the state’s housing crisis has reached a state of emergency, and to steer hundreds of millions […]
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What Drives Cost of Living Differences? (Graph of the Week) | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

We know the cost of living varies considerably across the country. It can even vary significantly just across town. But what really drives these differences? In a word, housing. Sure, the price of going out to eat can vary by a few bucks per plate here and there, plus we know haircuts and accounting services […]
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2020 Oregon Legislative Session: Another Walkout Always Looming

Democratic lawmakers are bringing a hefty policy agenda into the legislative short session that starts in February, including an ambitious climate change policy, stricter gun laws, preparing the state for an earthquake, changing the way wildfires are fought and funneling millions toward the state’s housing crisis. But first, they must convince Republicans to stay in […]
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Oregon stands to gain millions from federal spending bills

With the passage into law of two massive bills late last month, the feds have nailed down more than $1.3 trillion in outlays for the fiscal year that ends in September. Setting a budget for 2020? It’s just a bit different on Capitol Hill. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon stands to gain millions from […]
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Oregon State University To Develop Student Housing In Newport

Oregon State University recently announced plans for new student housing in Newport. The announcement is the latest sign that Oregon’s largest university is continuing to expand, largely away from its main campus in Corvallis. Phase one of the plans will cost $10 million and house 160 students who use the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Source: Oregon State […]
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