Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene and the House majority leader, recently met with White House officials and more than dozen lawmakers from other states to discuss a housing crisis that exists across the nation but is felt most acutely on the West Coast.
Oregon needs thousands of construction, government workers to close housing gap
Oregon’s housing shortage is worse today than it was before the start of the Covid pandemic, a state economist told lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing to discuss ways of easing the statewide crunch.
County to host series of informational meetings on shelter projects
Washington County’s Department of Housing Services is hosting a series of virtual meetings in March to share information and seek input from the public to learn about the department’s plans to build new shelters for people experiencing homelessness. In a press release, the county said that the goal is to[Read More…]
Digital public hearing set for new apartment proposal in Banks
Banks City Hall. Photo: Brenda Schaffer BANKS – The city of Banks Planning Commission is holding a virtual town meeting on June 30, 2020, at about 6:30 p.m. to review an online site-plan for the construction of a 30-unit, multi-family complex — Banks Apartments — at 42350 NW Banks Road.[Read More…]
Gov. Kate Brown orders halt to residential evictions in Oregon during coronavirus emergency
Oregon governor Kate Brown spoke at a press conference the afternoon of March 16, 2020. She urged citizens to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, and announced new restrictions on restaurants and other establishments in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. Dave Killen / staffThe Oregonian Coronavirus[Read More…]