Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden 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.

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.

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).

Bonamici Announces Housing Vouchers for Washington County Homeless Veterans

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced that the Housing Authority of Washington County is now eligible for 35 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers in addition to the 25 vouchers they have already been awarded. Bonamici requested the additional vouchers in letters to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. The vouchers will be used to provide housing for homeless veterans in Washington County


PORTLAND - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On a single night in January, 2012, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, largely unchanged from the year before. In releasing HUD's latest national estimate of homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan noted that even during a historic housing and economic downturn, local communities are reporting significant declines in the number of homeless veterans and those experiencing long-term chronic homelessness

Merkley Tells President Stronger Action Needed on Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, D.C. - January 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley penned a letter to President Obama today urging a greater focus on helping families stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. In the letter, Merkley stressed that a strong housing market is essential to future job creation and noted that next week’s State of the Union address would be an ideal moment to jump start the conversation about how we can decrease foreclosures, stabilize the housing market, and help spur economic recovery.

Merkley Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Building in Eugene

Eugene, OR - November 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley helped celebrate the grand opening of the Donald L. Lamb Building, a mixed used complex with commercial space and 35 affordable housing units. The Donald L. Lamb Building is a St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing project that includes four units dedicated to helping homeless veterans find a home

Senate Passes Legislation to Provide Housing for Homeless Veterans

Washington, DC - November 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Senate passed legislation that will increase funding for housing and supportive services for veterans.

Merkley Supports Efforts to Assist Homeless Veterans

Washington, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley signed on Tuesday as a co-sponsor of three bills to provide shelter and assistance to homeless veterans. The bills will authorize funding to expand housing and health services for low-income veterans.

Riverplace Apartment Rental in Portland

South Portland, OR - September 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hardwood floors, walk-in closets, Wi-Fi wireless Internet access, private decks and patios, in-home laundry with full size washer and dryer and well appointed kitchens are just a few of the many features that make living in an apartment comfortable and pleasurable. However, selecting the right luxury apartment in Portland for you and your family with some wonderful amenities can be overwhelming. Finding new homes can never be fun if you lack adequate information beforehand. In this article, we will put forth some amazing features that can make an apartment luxurious and irresistible!

Number of homeless people rises throughout state

Salem, OR - June 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Spiraling unemployment and inability to pay rent are behind a dramatic jump in homelessness throughout the state, according to data released this week by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS).

Oregon seeking $7.8 million stimulus infusion for rural homelessness

Salem, OR - April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Oregon is applying for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars to prevent homelessness and re-house homeless persons outside Oregon's major metropolitan areas.

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

Housing Authority of Portland Completes Its Second HOPE VI Redevelopment

PORTLAND, Ore. - September 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Housing Authority of Portland (HAP) marked the completion of its Humboldt Gardens redevelopment with residents and its project partners at a celebration earlier this month. Following New Columbia, Humboldt Gardens is HAP’s second redevelopment anchored by a federal HOPE VI grant.

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


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.