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Judge Upholds Portland's Renter Protection Law

OPB | July 7, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County judge on Friday upheld a Portland ordinance requiring landlords to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some circumstances.  

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Bill To Ban No-Cause Evictions Dies In Oregon Senate

Portland Tribune | July 6, 2017 11:49 a.m.

The bill would have banned no-cause evictions and required landlords to pay relocation expenses to tenants when they ask a tenant to leave for certain allowable business or personal reasons.

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Portland's 911 Hold Times | Rosewood Initiative Relaunch

OPB | June 7, 2017 noon

We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.

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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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REBROADCAST: Rent Control

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.