Coastal Counties Set to Receive Housing Assistance

Washington, D.C., November 1st, 2007 -- Today, Oregon Senators Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden announced Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties will receive a $74,500...

Smith, Wyden Announce Housing Grants for Oregon Tribes

The Burns and Klamath tribes will receive over $1.1 million for housing improvements Washington, D.C., November 1st, 2007 -- Today, Oregon Senators Gordon Smith and...

Oregon awarded $1.2 million to assist people with HIV/AIDS

Salem, Oct. 31, 2007 -- The Oregon Department of Human Services has learned it will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to support persons living with HIV/AIDS who have a co-occurring mental illness.

Villla powers up with solar panels

Mariposa Villa, the new nine-unit, transitional housing apartment complex managed by the Umpqua Community Action Network, soaks up a third of its energy from...

Double-digit price increases, quick sales shift to a more ‘normal market’ in Salem

In a year's time, the mad dash to buy houses is over. The Mid-Willamette Valley's residential real estate market has cooled. Real estate agents...


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.