housing http://ijpr.org en Oregon's New Housing Law http://ijpr.org/post/oregons-new-housing-law <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Discrimination in rental housing is banned under law.&nbsp;</p><p>But landlords in Oregon could refuse to rent to people who got rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.&nbsp;</p><p>That ended effective July 1, when the <a href="http://www.oregonrentalhousing.com/section-8-bill/" target="_blank"><strong>Housing Choice Act</strong></a> went into effect under Oregon law.&nbsp; Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15555 at http://ijpr.org Oregon's New Housing Law Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep http://ijpr.org/post/quixote-village-more-just-place-sleep <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">This past Christmas Eve, 30 homeless adults found a permanent residence in Olympia, Wash.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">Before the move, the group lived in tents, hosted by different churches in the area. Many of the people had been sleeping in the woods and just wanted a safe place to stay.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">Now, Camp Quixote is known as Quixote Village and comprises tiny houses for homeless adults. At 144 square feet, the homes are about the size of a one-car garage.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:27:50 +0000 Elizabeth Jenkins 8720 at http://ijpr.org Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep Ensuring Fair Practices In Housing http://ijpr.org/post/ensuring-fair-practices-housing <p></p><p>Years after laws against discrimination passed at every level of government, there are still episodes of people being denied housing because of skin color.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.fhco.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Fair Housing Council of Oregon</strong></a> investigates such cases and provides training to prevent discrimination from taking places.&nbsp; Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 2398 at http://ijpr.org Ensuring Fair Practices In Housing Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Changes In Oregon http://ijpr.org/post/foreclosure-avoidance-mediation-changes-oregon <p>If you're having trouble keeping up with options available to homeowners facing foreclosure, you're not alone.</p><p>A number of programs have come and gone, and Oregon (as of August 4th) is now offering face-to-face mediation sessions between homeowners and the entities seeking to foreclose. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:35:13 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 355 at http://ijpr.org Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Changes In Oregon