Merkley Applauds Creation of Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities

Portland, OR. - February 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D- Ore.) and Governor Ted Kulongoski via video today to announce the creation of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities within HUD.

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).

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.

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.


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.