Tag Archives: Housing

Where renters are protected from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic

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. An increasing number U.S. of households are at risk of missing rent payments, which could cascade into […]
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Oregon emergency board dedicates relief funds to housing and businesses

Oregon’s Joint Emergency Board approved more than $30 million in relief for Oregonians during a virtual meeting Thursday. Funding will go toward rental assistance, small businesses, domestic violence survivors, and immigrant communities. Source: Oregon emergency board dedicates relief funds to housing and businesses | KATU

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums Are Over?

Moratoriums that allow people to delay paying their rent are keeping tenants who can’t afford their monthly bills safely inside—for now. But policymakers are starting to worry that if tenants can’t pay back rent after the pandemic “a massive crisis” awaits on the horizon. For the 31% of tenants unable to pay their April rent, […]
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Coronavirus patients can’t safely quarantine at home with their familes

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. Under one roof, one case often turns into two or three. “Doctor, I tried to sleep on […]
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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Decline by Most Since November 2015

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped in March by the most since November 2015, representing weaker demand that likely is going to get much worse in coming months as the pandemic bears down on the economy. Contract closings declined 8.5% from the prior month to an annualized 5.27 million, the slowest since April 2019, […]
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Cities Are Flouting Flood Rules. The Cost: $1 Billion.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, 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.

Editorial: Don’t just move the COVID-19 misery around

Members of the Portland City Council have put pressure on state and federal policy makers to forgive all residential and commercial rent and mortgage payments. We all know why. But the government can’t just shift the economic pain of the COVID-19 pandemic to landlords, property managers or mortgage holders. That doesn’t solve anything. It simply […]
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America’s housing market is showing the first signs of trouble because of the coronavirus pandemic

Sellers appear to be holding off on listing their homes for sale in anticipation of less buyer traffic during the normally busy spring home-buying season. March started out as a strong month for the U.S. housing market — but by the second half of the month, the first indications that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh […]
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Coronavirus stimulus package to bring economic, housing aid to Oregonians, senators say

The two Democrats are living the crisis even as Congress makes a down payment on digging the country out from the catastrophe. Last week, 3.3 million people across the country filed for unemployment claims — quadruple the prior record — as businesses across the country closed and people huddled in their homes to avoid spreading […]
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UO, OSU continue housing, feeding students during coronavirus pandemic

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are housing students on campus as a means to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. “OSU’s residence halls and dining centers on our Corvallis campus and at OSU-Cascades campus in Bend remain open, in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order as they are deemed […]
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