Funds available for farmworker housing

Salem, OR - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) today announced a funding opportunity for farmworker housing.

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

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.

Public input sought at housing opportunity meetings

Salem, OR - September 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Starting next week, Oregonians will have a chance to help shape how Oregon Housing and Community Services implements funding received from House Bill 2436 at public forums held throughout the state.

Recovery Act awards address low-income housing tax credit financing gaps

Salem, OR - September 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced awards totaling close to $19 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds that will aid the completion of seven low-income housing projects.

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.

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.

Oregon’s $27.3 million Tax Credit Assistance Plan approved

Salem, OR - June 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved Oregon’s Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) application, awarding $27.3 million in federal funds to strengthen affordable housing projects throughout the state.

State approves housing funds, generating an estimated $844 million

Salem, OR - June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Nearly $26 million in combined grants, loans and tax credits to housing developers throughout the state will help fund 435 units of affordable housing, providing hundreds of low-income Oregonians a place to call home.

Blumenauer Responds to George F. Will’s Attack on LaHood and Portland, Sends Challenge to...

Washington, DC - May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), responded via Twitter to Newsweek Contributing Editor George F. Will’s article entitled Ray Lahood, Transformed in which Will attacks Portland. Referring to the city as the “P-word” Will asserts that the city’s government “has been, intermittently, as progressive as all get-out, trying to use zoning, light-rail projects and high-density housing to cool the planet by curbing automobile use.”

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.

Rep. Blumenauer and U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announce Greenlight for Portland Streetcar

Washington, DC - April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on a press conference call to announce that the Federal Transportation Administration has issued a project construction grant agreement for the Portland Streetcar Loop.


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.