Wyden and Merkley Announce $4.7 Million to Help Homeless Veterans Across Oregon

Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded over $4.7 million in grant funding for homeless veterans in Oregon. The funding comes from the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program and will be distributed to organizations across the state.

DeFazio, T&I Democrats Introduce GROW AMERICA Act to Set Robust Long-Term Surface Transportation Investment...

The GROW AMERICA Act provides a total of $478 billion over six years, a 45 percent increase for highways, bridges, public transportation, highway safety, and rail programs. Over six years, the GROW AMERICA Act makes significant investments in:

Merkley Announces $1.3 Million Federal Grant for Homeless Veterans in Portland Metro Region

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today announced $1.3 million in new funding for Transition Projects Inc., to help homeless veterans and their families find housing and other services to get them back on their feet. This funding comes from the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program within the Veterans Administration (VA).


PORTLAND - September 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded a total of $1,845,629 to 14 Oregon housing authorities to help residents of HUD-assisted and public housing obtain education and skills training to compete in the job market. With the funds, the four housing can hire or retain 33 service coordinators to work directly with the residents to connect to the supportive services that meet their individual needs to become gainfully employed.

Merkley and Wyden Highlight Housing Renovation Grant to Save Energy, Create Jobs in Portland

Portland, OR - August 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden commended a federal Recovery Act grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today that will help fund “green” renovations at a housing development for Portlanders afflicted by mental illness.

Oregon Housing and Community Services Receives $284,988 to Support Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Salem, OR - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) recently received $284,988 to support local foreclosure prevention counseling efforts across Oregon.

Four Oregon organizations win housing counseling grants

PORTLAND, OR - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $191,424 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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.

Recovery Act reservations totaling $28.6 million approved for low-income housing

Salem, OR - September 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced reservations totaling $28.6 million in federal Recovery Act dollars that will reinvigorate and aid completion of 17 low-income housing projects in Oregon.

Housing Authority of Portland Receives $3.3 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Help Finance...

PORTLAND, OR - September 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Housing Authority of Portland (HAP) has been awarded $3,278,370 in competitive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD Awards $5.4 Million in Recovery Funds to Portland, Vancouver & King County Housing...

WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today competitively awarded a total of $5,397,130 in Recovery Act funds to permit the Portland, Vancouver and King County housing authorities to make improvements that address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.

HUD Awards $18.4 Million for Native American Housing

WASHINGTON, DC - July 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that HUD is awarding competitive grants totaling $18,399,323 to 10 tribes, Alaskan native villages and tribal organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to improve housing and stimulate community development.

Oregon Receives Almost $15 Million in Recovery Act Homeless & Rapid Re-Housing Funds

PORTLAND, OR - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $14,977,177 to six grantees in Oregon to rapidly re-house families who fall into homelessness, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.

Technical Advisory – Fall 2009 CFC: Preservation

Salem, OR - May 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The long-awaited federal guidance this week for implementing key elements of the stimulus bill creates the opportunity for Oregon Housing and Community Services to move forcefully ahead with a large spring round of its Consolidated Funding Cycle, now underway.

Thousands of affordable rental homes to be preserved with MacArthur Foundation support

Salem, OR - February 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Ted Kulongoski announced today that Oregon was selected to receive $5 million from the MacArthur Foundation’s $150 million Window of Opportunity Initiative to preserve thousands of affordable rental housing units for people of modest means


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.