Bend event to help homeowners prevent foreclosures

Salem, OR - March 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of an ongoing effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, state agencies are organizing a foreclosure-prevention event in Bend on Saturday, March 27.

Medford event to help homeowners prevent foreclosure

Medford, OR - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregonians concerned about losing their home to foreclosure can receive help Saturday, Oct. 17, at an event in Medford organized by several government agencies, nonprofits, and real estate organizations.

Oregon receives $457,390 to support foreclosure prevention counseling

Salem, OR - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services has been awarded $457,390 to support foreclosure prevention counseling throughout the state.

Oregon homeowners facing foreclosure have new rights

Salem, OR - September 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today a new law takes effect that strengthens the rights of Oregon homeowners who face foreclosure to help more families stay in their home during this difficult economic climate.

Home Affordable Modification Program not Meeting Needs of Families Facing Foreclosure

Washington, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Wednesday to implement several improvements to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to make mortgage modifications simpler and speedier for borrowers and counselors.

Federal funding helps address foreclosure blightwith affordable housing

Salem, OR - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced today that Oregon Housing and Community Services has awarded $4 million to nonprofit housing entities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties.

Homeowners Should Be Wary of Loan Modification Offers

Salem, OR - March 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Oregonians facing foreclosure should beware of offers to modify their mortgage loan or find a loan modification for a fee, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services and Department of Justice warned today.

Oregon receives grant money for foreclosure counseling and assistance

Salem, OR - March 17, 2008 - In response to Governor Kulongoski’s call to connect Oregonians with pre-foreclosure counseling, the Department of Consumer and...

Reform Would Keep Families in Homes and Away from Devastating Foreclosures

January 22nd, 2008 - Washington, D.C. - As foreclosures resulting from subprime mortgages take a devastating toll on communities across...

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for Oregon flood victims

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2007 - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to certain flood-ravaged counties in Oregon and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, landslides, and mudslides

How does the foreclosure process work?

Foreclosure is the legal process the financial institution having an interest on your mortgage loan can initiate to take away your house if you...

Governor Calls for Assistance for Consumers Who Face Foreclosure

Salem, September 14, 2007 - Governor Kulongoski today announced several initiatives to help Oregonians who may be facing mortgage foreclosure due to the recent tightening...

Department offers advice to help consumers avoid foreclosure

Talk to your lender early if you have problems making mortgage payments Salem, Aug. 9, 2007 — The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)...


Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.



New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.