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Politics | Elections

2012 Mayoral Debate

Aug. 3, 2015 7 a.m.

Are you trying to decide who to vote for this November for Mayor of Portland? If so, here's your opportunity to hear both candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answer the tough questions about the future of the city. From fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity, we'll get the straight talk from both of them on the issues of most importance to Portlanders.

Politics | Elections

Mayoral Debate 2012

Aug. 3, 2015 7 a.m.

The 2012 candidates for Portland mayor, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, were on OPB's Think Out Loud October 9 for a "candidate conversation.+ Candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answered questions about the future of the city, from fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity.

Politics | Elections

Portland Mayoral Race

Aug. 3, 2015 7 a.m.

Portlanders will elect a new Mayor in November, and the entire region has a stake in the outcome. OPB's April Baer reports on the candidates and issues central to the race.

News | local | Economy

Portland-Vancouver Has Second Highest Percentage Of 'Zombie Foreclosures' In Nation

June 26, 2014 7 a.m.

The Portland-Vancouver area has the second highest percentage of "zombie foreclosures" in the nation, according to a new report from the Internet housing firm RealtyTrac.

local | Economy

New Website Helps Oregon Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Sept. 19, 2012 6:31 p.m.

The State of Oregon is rolling out a new website this week for people at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. The site is being funded by a massive settlement between the country's largest lenders and the states.  

local | Economy | Business

Report: Foreclosures 21 Percent Of Home Sales In Oregon

Aug. 30, 2012 6:16 a.m.

The sale of foreclosed and bank-owned homes accounted for 21 percent of sales in Oregon during this year's second quarter.

Program To Limit Oregon Foreclosures Broadens Its Reach

July 24, 2012 3:56 p.m.

A thousand slots from a mortgage assistance program that was under-used in some rural Oregon counties will be available statewide, starting Wednesday.

Think Out Loud

Seniors Affected by Foreclosure

July 23, 2012 4:35 p.m.

A recent report from the AARP found the mortgage crisis took quite a toll on older Americans, leaving 1.5 million people over the age of 50 without homes since 2007. The report (pdf) says,

“Despite the perception that older Americans are more housing secure than younger people, millions of older Americans are carrying more mortgage debt than ever before.”
The report also showed the fastest rise of mortgage debt belonged to Americans 75 or older. The percentage increase of seriously delinquent loans among people 50 years or older also made headlines, increasing about 456 percent from 2007 to 2011. 

Foreclosures In Oregon Hit Five Year Low

Aug. 9, 2012 9:17 a.m.

The number of Oregon homes with foreclosure filings hit a five-year low last month. But, the drop could be a result of legal changes, as much as an improving economy.

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