Tag Archives: Housing

2nd Utah facility that houses Oregon foster children to close

A second Utah facility where Oregon has placed foster children will close, forcing Oregon child welfare officials to find new places for three boys between the ages of 12 and 18 to live, the Oregon child welfare agency announced Friday. Source: 2nd Utah facility that houses Oregon foster children to close – oregonlive.com

Housing game-changer: New bill eliminates single-family zoning

The Oregon Legislature has been extremely active on housing issues in recent years. Source: Housing game-changer: New bill eliminates single-family zoning | Housing the Mid-Valley | gazettetimes.com

The Quest to End Single-Family Zoning in Oregon Crashes Up Against Fallout From the Republican Walkout

Drama at the Oregon State Senate continued Sunday on what is supposed to be the last day of the legislative session. One of the highest-profile laws to be considered by the Oregon legislature failed to get the required votes at least temporarily this morning, as the fallout from the Republican walkout continued House Bill 2001, which would end […]
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Bend housing bill gets quick OK from House

A bill to allow Bend to build housing in some areas zoned for commercial use was given a surprisingly quick green light in the House on Thursday. House Bill 3450, authored by Rep. Cheri Helt, R-Bend, was approved 56-1. Source: Bend housing bill gets quick OK from House

Landmark Oregon Housing Measure Inches Closer To Passage

The landmark measure sailed through the state House on a bipartisan 43-16 vote and now moves to the Senate, where it could get tangled up by a walkout of Republican senators seeking to derail a major climate change bill. Source: Landmark Oregon Housing Measure Inches Closer To Passage

Astoria delves into housing study

Need for affordable and workforce housing. Though Astoria has plenty of places for people to live, the city’s housing stock is not fully serving residents, a countywide housing study concluded. The city remains short of affordable and workforce housing, as well as land that’s open and available to build new houses and apartments. Source: Astoria […]
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Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval. Mobile homes weren’t built to last forever. But state legislators like Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, don’t want them to just go away. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Vets get new housing digs

A second veterans’ assisted housing project has been completed in Klamath Falls and veterans are in the process of moving in. A second veterans’ assisted housing project has been completed in Klamath Falls and veterans are in the process of moving in. Bogatay Construction was the main contractor of the $1.5 million project called Liberty […]
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Editorial: Helt’s bills deserve more legislative attention

With roughly two weeks left in the 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature, two bills introduced by state Rep. Cheri Helt, R-Bend, deserve more attention than they’ve received so far. Source: Editorial: Helt’s bills deserve more legislative attention

 Rezoning vote delayed after heated hearing

Oregon Legislature considers bill to prohibit most single-family zoning to create more housing, but affordability questions continue Source: Pamplin Media Group – Rezoning vote delayed after heated hearing