JeffX | April 14, 2015 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Assessing Housing Needs In Oregon

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It is one of the simplest wishes for any human: a roof over our heads, a place to call home. 

Simple wish, not always simply fulfilled. 

April is Fair Housing Month across the country, and Oregon Housing and Community Services is taking input on housing needs around the state. 

This is part of a five-year look at housing issues. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 12, 2015 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Real Estate Rebound In Rogue Valley

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Your local real estate agent is probably looking a little more relieved of late. 

The recession whacked the home sales market hard, and the whack lasted a while. 

But now home sales, particularly in the Rogue Valley, are picking up--as are prices--and realtors can draw a breath or two. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 9, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Oregon's New Housing Law

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Discrimination in rental housing is banned under law. 

But landlords in Oregon could refuse to rent to people who got rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. 

That ended effective July 1, when the Housing Choice Act went into effect under Oregon law. 

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Homeless Housing
5:27 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep

Quixote Village is located on the outskirts of downtown Olympia on 12.7 acres of land leased from Thurston County.
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This past Christmas Eve, 30 homeless adults found a permanent residence in Olympia, Wash.

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.

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.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:45 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ensuring Fair Practices In Housing

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Years after laws against discrimination passed at every level of government, there are still episodes of people being denied housing because of skin color. 

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon investigates such cases and provides training to prevent discrimination from taking places. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 23, 2013
3:35 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Changes In Oregon

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If you're having trouble keeping up with options available to homeowners facing foreclosure, you're not alone.

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.

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