OPB | Feb. 25, 2015
TUESDAY: Vancouver's City Council met this week to discuss protections for people living in below market-rate housing.
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?
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.
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.
OPB | Jan. 22, 2015
THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2014
THURSDAY: A series of public forums focused on affordable house in North and Northeast Portland kicks off this week.
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.
OPB | July 11, 2014
FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.
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.
OPB | June 20, 2014
FRIDAY: We'll learn about new affordable housing in Hillsboro that could save tenants hundreds of dollars on energy bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.