Tag Archives: Housing

Rent controls are not the answer

California and Oregon recently imposed them. New York, Paris and Stockholm are adding more. And just about every other booming metropolis in the West is thinking about introducing them: rent controls. Source: Rent controls are not the answer | Wire Commentary | heraldandnews.com

HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Will Lake Oswego homeowners be on the right side of history in celebrating this reform? Source: HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Oregon Department of Transportation buys housing, cuts some projects

‘We have to’ provide homes in remote areas of Malheur County. In order to keep good housing for its employees at two remote locations in Malheur County, the Oregon Department of Transportation went out for bids on four homes which were found not to be favorable as far cost. Source: Oregon Department of Transportation buys […]
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Luxury Apartments Get the Tax Breaks Meant to Boost Low-Income Areas

It’s not clear whether initial investments will help low-income residents. Elyria-Swansea is a short bike ride from the epicenter of Denver’s brewery-hopping and co-working scene, but it feels farther away. Here modest mid-century bungalows and Victorian houses boxed in by chain-link fences press up against train tracks, Interstate 70, marijuana grow houses and a pet […]
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Trump administration releases plan to revamp housing market, ending federal control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Proposal would release Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government control. President Trump’s administration released a sweeping […]
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Next Arena for Criminal Justice Reform: A Roof Over Their Heads

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When College Dormitories Become Health Hazards 

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As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas

Janet Stevens column: Land trusts could increase housing options

Bend is unlikely ever to build itself out of its need for more affordable housing, Jim Long, the retired affordable housing guru for the city, once told me. That was several years ago, and things haven’t turned themselves around since then. That doesn’t mean the city and a variety of nonprofit agencies aren’t working to […]
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OSU dorm project gets new life

Oregon State University’s hopes of building a new dorm on the east end of campus received a reprieve from the Corvallis City Council on Monday in a night of high drama on land use. Source: OSU dorm project gets new life | Local | democratherald.com