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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.