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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.

Portland Mayor Outlines Priorities For 2015

OPB | Feb. 03, 2015

TUESDAY: We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about the priorities he recently outlined in his State of the City address. What would you like to ask him?

Email Reveals More About Affordable Housing Conflict

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: An email mistakenly sent to OPB reveals behind-the-scenes strategizing by developers to avoid committing to affordable housing on Portland's South Waterfront.

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.

How Much Affordable Housing Will Portland's South Waterfront Include?

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.

Adding Teeth To Portland's Short-Term Rental Law

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014

MONDAY: We'll check in with City Commissioner Nick Fish about a plan to add some restrictions to Portland's short-term rental regulations, which govern people using sites like Airbnb. 

Gentrification Is Recontexualized In New Poverty Report

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014

TUESDAY: A new report out by economist Joe Cortright suggests that persistent poverty, rather than gentrification, is the biggest urban challenge.

Low Vacancy Rate In Bend Makes Finding Housing Difficult

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The vacancy rate in Bend is about a half a percent, which means it is nearly impossible for many people there to find a place to live.

Educating Landlords On A New Fair Housing Law

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries is conducting statewide trainings to get landlords up to speed on a new fair housing law.

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.

Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB | July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

Portland Poised To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

OPB | July 01, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland could become one of the first major cities to create a legal framework for people who want to rent out rooms in their homes on a short-term basis.

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Comes To Hillsboro

OPB | June 20, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll learn about new affordable housing in Hillsboro that could save tenants hundreds of dollars on energy bills.

How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

OPB | March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

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.