Tag Archives: Housing

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

Mobile Home Co-op | Nature Prescriptions | Endangered Species – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Some doctors are giving prescriptions to get outdoors. A mobile home park in Washington recently became a cooperative. The federal government has made changes to the Endangered Species Act. Doctors in Washington and Oregon are starting to prescribe outdoor activity to patients. Research shows that spending time outdoors can improve mental and physical health The Trump administration […]
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Capitol roundup: New laws and lawmaker

Brown’s bill signings mark end of 2019 session as 2020 issues loom. A new lawmaker, new laws, veto threats withdrawn, a big meeting and an old hot-button issue were part of the news mix this past week. Gov. Kate Brown had until Friday to sign or veto bills from the 2019 session of the Legislature. […]
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Older Americans face a housing crisis. Here’s what Congress should do about it.

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. One part of the solution is retirement reform. Retirement savings reform […]
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