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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 Veterans Open Nonprofit To Bring Hope To Other Veterans

The Coos Bay World | May 14, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

The nonprofit's mission is to provide homes, programs and services for veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life.

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OPB | May 12, 2017 noon

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

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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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Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

OPB | May 10, 2017 noon

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

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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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Douglas County Motel 6 Bans Guests From Douglas County

The Roseburg News Review | May 3, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

It’s common for people to seek temporary housing at a local motel as they look for permanent housing nearby.

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Proposal Would Put Oregon At Forefront In Renter Protections

AP | May 2, 2017 8:07 a.m. | Portland

Facing a steep housing crisis across the state, lawmakers are debating remedies for what House Speaker Tina Kotek calls an "emergency that demands bold action.

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Across Much Of Oregon, Renters Feel The Brunt Of The Housing Crunch

AP | May 2, 2017 7:37 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon has become a desirable place to live, with droves of people moving to the state in the Pacific Northwest. But the availability of housing has not kept up.

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As A Waterfront Icon Is Demolished, Vancouver Braces For A New Identity

OPB | April 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Big things are starting to take shape on the Vancouver waterfront. The southwest Washington city’s $1.5 billion redevelopment plan has been in the works for more than a decade.

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Data Centers Boost Prineville's Economy, But Not Without Growing Pains

OPB | April 9, 2017 noon | Prineville, Oregon

The new tech economy has put the squeeze on other resources in this old Western town. 

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Lawyers Spar In Court Over Portland's Renter Relocation Ordinance

OPB | April 6, 2017 1:05 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County judge heard arguments Thursday in a challenge to Portland’s renter relocation ordinance.

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Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | April 5, 2017 noon

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

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Oregon Lawmakers To Decide The Future Of No-Cause Evictions

OPB | March 23, 2017 5:18 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Landlords in Oregon have almost unlimited power to kick out tenants. Now, as state lawmakers grapple with a statewide housing crisis, they consider eliminating no-cause evictions.

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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.

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Homeless Campers Start Building At Park Near Troutdale

Portland Tribune | March 18, 2017 8:01 p.m.

About 15 people live in the Sandy River Delta Park, though some transients build multiple camps and others leave shelters behind after moving on for good.

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Oregon's Rental Crisis Strains Salem-Area Renters, Potential Homeowners

Statesman Journal | March 14, 2017 7 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Salem area, long seen as the more affordable, less-cool cousin of Portland, is not exempt from the state's housing crisis.

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Oregon Lawmakers Hear Arguments For And Against No-Cause Evictions

OPB | March 2, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

With Oregon’s biggest cities in a housing crunch, lawmakers are considering a measure that would require landlords to give specific reasons for evicting a tenant.

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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.