Tag Archives: Housing

Overhaul of anti-redlining law sparks rift among financial regulators

A proposed overhaul of a 40-year-old anti-redlining law has created a rift between three powerful financial regulators. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have unveiled an ambitious plan for updating the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, which would give the banking industry new flexibility on meeting government-mandated goals […]
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Oregon’s population growth: Slow and steady may not win the race

Oregon’s population grew by more than 41,000 residents last year, according to Portland State University’s Population Research Center. That may sound like a boom and lead some to conclude the state is doing great: “Look! People are still flocking to Oregon.” But, in fact, the state’s population grew by about 1%, which is the slowest […]
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Redmond needs to prepare for thousands more housing units by 2039, analysis shows

To accommodate a planned population growth of nearly 17,500 people in Redmond by 2039, the city needs to get ready for thousands of new homes, according to a recent analysis. Source: Redmond needs to prepare for thousands more housing units by 2039, analysis shows | Redmond | bendbulletin.com

Oregon Housing Industry Plans A Summit

The most visible discussions of the housing shortage involve politicians and policy makers and advocates for homeless people. Now the housing industry is making sure it is involved in the discussions; an Oregon Housing Economic Summit is planned for January in Salem. Source: Oregon Housing Industry Plans A Summit | Jefferson Public Radio

Janet Stevens column: Permanent supportive housing plans are promising

Permanent supportive housing may not be the complete solution to chronic homelessness in Central Oregon, but it’s certainly likely to become a big part of the mix. Now, thanks to Central Oregon FUSE (Frequent Users System Engagement) it’s beginning to become a reality. The idea behind permanent supportive housing, one of two housing-first models, sounds […]
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California Looks to a Future beyond Single-Detached House Zoning

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that opens up every house lot in the state to two accessory dwellings. In other words, lawmakers effectively triplexed the nation’s most populous state. That bold move is part of a package of six new bills that establish the best statewide policy in the US for in-law […]
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‘We Buy Houses’ investors target seniors with below market offers

Debbie McGauley considered moving from the house she loved to be the at-home caregiver to her 80-year-old uncle. Its hallways were too narrow for an ambulance stretcher, which the bedridden man would surely need in the years to come. When a friendly investor offered to buy it for $95,000, she signed a form thinking that […]
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State announces winter shelter awards

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) provided over $1.7 million to organizations across the state that provide shelter to those without homes. Source: State announces winter shelter awards | News | thenewsguard.com

Number of U.S. homes underwater continues to decline

Housing wealth in the West has doubled since early 2012, report says. A decade after the recession sparked by the collapse of the housing market, the fortunes of homeowners keep getting better in large swaths of America, but not all. Source: Number of U.S. homes underwater continues to decline; Housing wealth in the West has […]
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Proposed subdivision on former mine could set precedent

Neighbors, environmental advocates fear increased development along Deschutes River. Denser development along the Deschutes River could be the new norm if the Deschutes County Commission allows a subdivision to move forward on the site of a former mine in Terrebonne, opponents of the project fear. Source: Proposed subdivision on former mine could set precedent; Neighbors, […]
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