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Oregon Housing and Community Services: Critical Improvements Needed to Help Ensure Preservation of Affordable Housing for Low-Income Oregonians

Executive Summary

Oregon is in a housing crisis—housing costs are high, vacancy rates are low, and low-income Oregonians struggle to find affordable housing. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is charged with being the state’s leader in housing, but challenges are hindering its progress in helping to address the affordable housing crisis. 1,052 more words

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Tough Mudder 2017

I’m excited at the prospect of participating in Tough Mudder Tahoe 2017.  I ran in the 2014 and 2015 events, but in 2016 some health issues prevented me from attending.   290 more words

Health & Wellness

Some Chinese Cities Are Restricting Property Purchases Amid Soaring Prices

Four Chinese cities have announced new restrictions on property purchases as the government tries to cool soaring home prices stoked by property speculators in second- and third-tier cities across the country. 547 more words

Pubdesk

LIVING ON THE PENSION: IT CAN BE ENJOYABLE

In our materialistic society, is it possible to live on the basic age pension…and be happy?  Yes!  My mother did it.  My mother-in-law did it.  They both saved money despite living by themselves!  773 more words

Society

Inspirational Californian Must Relocate – Here Is Why He’s Moving to Georgia

This is the most touching “relocation story” ever to appear on this blog.

First – it’s been said time and again that California’s housing is so unaffordable that poor people are the ones who are hurt the most, a situation aggravated by the state’s land-use regulations and tax policies. 857 more words

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IS STUDENT DEBT KEEPING US FROM BUYING HOMES? (AS REPORTED BY ALLISON SCHRAGER ON WWW.QZ.COM)

One popular theory about why young people are not buying homes as much as they used to is that rising student debt is making home ownership unaffordable. 90 more words

Financial Planning

5 surprising cities where gentrification is displacing the poor - LARRY SCHWARTZ, ALTERNET FRIDAY, JUN 17, 2016 01:00 AM PDT

Housing costs are soaring across the country, even in less vaunted metropolises like Charleston and Portland, ME

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Walk down once-gritty neighborhood streets in many American cities and the telltale signs may be all around you. 189 more words

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