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Economists Say Portland House Prices Expected To Rise

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 10:55 a.m. | Portland

The cost of Portland housing is likely to continue rising for the foreseeable future according to economists at a Home Builders Association meeting.

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Portland Developer Donates Space For Temporary Winter Homeless Shelter

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 1:11 p.m.

Multnomah County and the City of Portland have announced the opening of a temporary winter homeless shelter in downtown Portland. The shelter is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

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Shortage In Seaside Divides Homeowners, Labor Force

Daily Astorian | Oct. 28, 2016 10:44 a.m.

According to the Oregon Employment Department, demographic statistics show an aging, affluent population of mostly second homeowners who occupy the housing stock yet drive the demand for labor.

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Oregon Governor Appoints New Head Of Housing

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that handles affordable housing. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to tackle housing issues next year.

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Bend Council Approves Sale Of Properties For Affordable Housing

OPB | July 21, 2016 10:28 a.m.

Over the past year, Bend’s leadership has passed new policies to alleviate the city’s affordable housing crisis.

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Vancouver Declares Affordable Housing Emergency

OPB | April 12, 2016 8:15 a.m.

The city of Vancouver declared an affordable housing emergency at its meeting Monday night.The declaration applies to affordable housing for “very-low income households” in the city.

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Oregon Legislators Reach Deal On Affordable Housing Legislation

OPB | Feb. 23, 2016 3:38 p.m.

For 17 years, Oregon cities and counties have been prohibited from requiring developers to provide affordable housing as part of major construction projects.  But it appears that will change after key Oregon legislators brokered a deal to end the statewide ban on inclusionary zoning.


Bend Council Approves Affordable Housing Fee Exemptions

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 11:02 a.m.

Bend's City Council approved several affordable housing developments for an exemption from city fees Wednesday.

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New Subdivision Helps Alleviate Housing Shortage In Boardman

East Oregonian | Oct. 25, 2015 10:24 a.m. | Boardman, Oregon

Just shy of a year after breaking ground, Boardman’s new Tuscany subdivision celebrated the completion of its first two houses Friday on South Main Street and Wilson Lane.

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Wheeler Supports More Funds For Affordable Housing

Portland Tribune | Oct. 19, 2015 7:41 a.m.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler supported increasing the amount of urban renewal funds for affordable housing from 30 to 50 percent.

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Portland City Council Declares A Housing Emergency

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 5:43 p.m. | Portland

Over the last year, city officials say Portland has seen the highest increases in rent in the nation: close to 15 percent.

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Portland Struggles With Affordable Housing

OPB | April 29, 2015 9:23 p.m.

A new report shows the city of Portland is failing to meet its affordable housing goal.

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Rising Portland Home Prices Outpace National Average

OPB | April 28, 2015 3:09 p.m.

Portland home values rose more than seven percent for the 12-month period ending in February.

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Low Inventory, Rising Prices For Portland Real Estate Market

OPB | April 14, 2015 4:45 p.m.

The Portland area real estate market is showing its strongest numbers since before the housing bust, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Third UO Student Shows Symptoms Of Meningococcemia

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 2:44 p.m.

A second University of Oregon student was diagnosed Tuesday with the bacterial blood infection. A third student is undergoing testing.

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Top Stories: Snow Expected Around Oregon, Uber Launches In Portland Suburbs

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 12: Snow is coming to Oregon; the rideshare company Uber is launching in Portland suburbs today; Oregon gas prices reach a four-year low; and more.

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Living On The Line: Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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.

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First Affordable Apartments Open On Portland's South Waterfront

OPB | Dec. 7, 2012 3:04 p.m. | Portland

More than 200 families have started moving into the first affordable apartments in Portland's high-rise South Waterfront district.