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'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

NPR | March 27, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.

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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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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.

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Oregon's Complicated History With Rent Control

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

The basic idea behind rent control is it protects tenants by imposing limits on what landlords can charge. So why would the state ban rent control in the first place?

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Hundreds March In Northeast Portland Rally To Protest Rent Hikes

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.

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Judge Denies Landlords' Request To Halt New Portland No-Fault Eviction Law

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Portland

A federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.

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Portland Decide Que Propietarios Paguen Por Desalojos Sin Causa, Inmediatamente

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 6:32 p.m. | Portland

El Ayuntamiento de Portland votó unánimemente para aprobar un proyecto de ley que obliga a propietarios a pagar a sus inquilinos una “tarifa de reubicación” cuando los desalojan sin causa o aumentan los alquileres más del 10 por ciento.  

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Portland Commissioner Proposes Landlords Pay To Move Evicted Tenants

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Mayor Ted Wheeler have proposed an ordinance that would require landlords to pay to relocate tenants when they face a no-cause eviction.

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Bend Residents Face Rapidly Rising Rent

AP | Dec. 19, 2016 8:14 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Bend Bulletin reports that data released by the bureau in December shows that 55 percent of renters in Deschutes County spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing. In the middle of the Great Recession in 2010, that figure was below 49 percent.

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Audit: Oregon Agency Putting Affordable Housing At Risk

OPB | Dec. 6, 2016 12:03 p.m. | Portland

An audit released Tuesday finds communication problems and a lack of data at the state’s housing agency are putting affordable rentals at risk.

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New Portland Commissioner-elect Chloe Eudaly Calls For Rent Freeze

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Several community groups called Friday for both an emergency rent freeze in Portland and a moratorium on no-cause evictions.

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Poll: Slight Majority Support Repealing Statewide Ban On Rent Control

Portland Tribune | Sept. 21, 2016 2:41 p.m.

As housing costs increase across the state, a slim majority of Oregon voters support repealing the statewide ban on rent control — with the most support being in the Portland area.

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Prineville Moves Forward With Plans To Convert Old School Into Affordable Housing

OPB | July 24, 2016 12:27 p.m.

The former classrooms of Ochoco Elementary School would become 29 apartments with one, two or three bedrooms that would rent for less than $600 per month.

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Why Clear Homeless Camps Now? Portland Mayor Explains

OPB | July 15, 2016 4:51 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales answers questions about how he plans to move hundreds of homeless campers off the Springwater Corridor Trail.

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How Portland's Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park Organized To Save Itself

OPB | June 14, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Sixty of Portland's most vulnerable residents faced eviction. So they've come up with a plan to buy their mobile home park themselves.

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Voters Likely To Decide On Vancouver Housing Fund

OPB | June 14, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Members of the Vancouver City Council indicted at their meeting Monday night that they're ready to put the affordable housing fund on the November ballot.

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Portland Activists Call For Housing Disaster Declaration

OPB | April 7, 2016 11 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s renters say tenant protections put in place last year are not enough to counter rapidly rising rents and what they see as an alarming pattern of evictions.

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Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

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A Look Back At Oregon's Housing Crisis

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 12:56 p.m. | Portland

In cities across Oregon, one word came up again and again in 2015: housing.

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Landlord Sues To Block Portland Renter Protections

Pamplin Media Group | Nov. 17, 2015 4:20 p.m. | Portland

A Portland property management firm has filed suit to block renter protections recently approved by the City Council.