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Neighborhood Coalition Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club

OPB | July 06, 2015

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Housing All Homeless Veterans By December 2015

OPB | May 28, 2015

The city has a goal of housing all homeless veterans by the end of this year.

Evictions in Rockwood Spark Controversy

OPB | April 20, 2015

Gresham residents say they are being evicted from their apartments amidst property revitalization efforts.

Portland Mayor Wants To Overhaul Urban Renewal Approach

OPB | March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a proposal this week that would change the city's approach to several urban renewal areas.

Vancouver City Council Considers Affordable Housing

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: Vancouver's City Council met this week to discuss protections for people living in below market-rate housing.

City Will Vote On Plan For Affordable Housing In N/NE Portland

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Traci Manning from the Portland Housing Bureau lays out plans for how $20 million in affordable housing money will be spent.

Can Portland Learn From San Francisco's Affordable Housing Crisis?

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll learn about the similarities and differences between affordable housing in Portland and San Fransisco from housing activist James Tracy.

Living On The Line: Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Nearly one third of Oregon families don't earn a livable wage. We'll hear from those who are working, but still can't make ends meet.

Affordable Housing Forums Will Help Decide Next Steps

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: A series of public forums focused on affordable house in North and Northeast Portland kicks off this week.

Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

OPB | Aug. 29, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

What $20 Million In Affordable Housing Could Mean

OPB | March 14, 2014

FRIDAY: Following the call by Mayor Charlie Hales for additional money for inner N/NE Portland, we'll dig into the history of affordable housing in the area and ask where new money might go.

A Northeast Portland Follow-up: Development And Trader Joe's

OPB | March 06, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll hear from business owners and residents who support a new Trader Joe's on the vacant lot on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and Alberta St. in Portland.

Portland African American Leadership Forum Talks Gentrification and Development

OPB | March 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: PAALF is holding its second community conversation about what to do with the vacant lot on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and Alberta St. — and other similar sites.

Finding A Place For Right 2 Dream Too

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll find out what the deal brokered by Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz means for the homeless campers at R2D2 — and for the thousands of other Portlanders without homes.

What's Next For The Portland Development Commission?

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll find out how the PDC is moving forward and responding to some members of Portland's African-American community after Trader Joe's dropped out of a proposed development.