OPB | Sept. 14, 2015
Publicly traded Wall Street companies have started buying single-family homes in Portland. What does this mean for local renters and the city's housing market?
OPB | Sept. 09, 2015
In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
City officials announced plans for vacant lots in Northeast Portland, including the site of a previously proposed Trader Joe's development.
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.
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.
OPB | May 28, 2015
The city has a goal of housing all homeless veterans by the end of this year.
OPB | May 21, 2015
We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.
OPB | April 23, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | April 20, 2015
Gresham residents say they are being evicted from their apartments amidst property revitalization efforts.
OPB | March 20, 2015
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
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.
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.