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1st Affordable Housing Applications Roll In For Vancouver

OPB | May 19, 2017 4:41 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

City officials in Vancouver, Washington, are impressed with the first round of proposals submitted to the Affordable Housing Fund.

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Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | May 16, 2017 noon

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

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After Rent Doubled, This Portland Family Found A New Home In Their Neighbor's Backyard

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent. 

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New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

NPR | May 10, 2017 2:18 p.m.

The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.

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As Roseburg Motel Bans Locals, Long-Term Guests Struggle To Make Ends Meet

The Roseburg News Review | May 9, 2017 4:22 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

This couple and their adult daughter, who is mentally disabled, were grandfathered into their room at the Motel 6 in Roseburg. Had they tried renting a room last month, they would have been denied.

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New Portland Mayor Invests In Homeless Services And Infrastructure — But Not Housing

OPB | May 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.

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Living In Your Car Is No Camping Trip

Pamplin Media Group | April 30, 2017 10:11 a.m. | Portland

There is a growing number of people living out of their cars in Portland, and local officials haven't come up with any quick solutions or clear strategies to address it.

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Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

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More Than Half Of Clackamas County Homeless Are Children, 2017 Count Says

OPB | April 21, 2017 9:33 a.m. | Portland

Children make up more than half the documented homeless population in Clackamas County's 2017 count.

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Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

OPB | April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.

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Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

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In Fast-Gentrifying Portland, A Memorial For A Panhandler

OPB | April 12, 2017 6:52 p.m. | Portland

This arts district is now a tourist magnet, a place where people with money come to buy designer ice cream and fancy coffee. But the other day, Alberta Street held a parade for a panhandler.

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Class Of 2025: From Homeschooled To Homeless

OPB | April 12, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

The relationship between home and school is evolving for thousands of Oregon children.

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Eugene's Downtown Dog Ban Goes Into Effect Monday

The Register-Guard | April 9, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The ban exempts licensed dogs owned by people who live and work in the area, K-9 ­officers, and canines who remain in vehicles.

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Right 2 Dream Too Homeless Camp To Move Across Willamette River

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:31 p.m. | Portland

Right 2 Dream Too has 60 days to move to a city-owned site near the Moda Center. It can stay at the new site for up to two years.

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For Some Homeless Oregonians, Dogs Are More Than A Luxury

OPB | April 5, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

Eugene city leaders recently banned all dogs from the downtown core, except for those belonging to people who live or work there. Critics argue that it unfairly targets homeless people in the area.

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As Homelessness Increases, Vancouver Struggles To Find Solutions

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Homelessness in Southwest Washington is on the rise. On Wednesday, Clark County released its annual tally of people sleeping on the streets or in their cars. 

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SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | March 27, 2017 noon

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

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Portland Mayor: Homeless Camp Will Stay For Now

OPB | March 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city wants to bring in a team of mediators to help determine the fate of the Hazelnut Grove homeless encampment in North Portland.