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Oregon Lawmaker Calls for Allocating Funds for Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws

State Senator Shemia Fagan is proposing new legislation with Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle that would allocate $299,000 to hire a prosecutor and four staff members charged with investigating...

Bills in Washington Legislature Would Re-Legalize Multi-Unit Buildings in Single Family Neighborhoods

Two bills in the Washington Legislature - HB 2780 and SB 6536 - would re-legalize small plex buildings in single family neighborhoods. Oregon passed similar legislation (HB 2001) last year,...

ECONorthwest & Up For Growth: Washington State Underbuilt by 225,000 Housing Units

In a study released this month, ECONorthwest and Up for Growth reported that Washington State underbuilt by 225,000 housing units, which contributed to the current housing crisis. Read the full...

Report: Rents Climbed in 2019 but Oregon Rents are Below the National Average

A new report by Rent Cafe showed that rent in Oregon cities is lower than the national average.  Rent cafe offers a year-end summary for Oregon here and Seattle metro here.HFO Investment Real...

City Observatory: Complete List of "Causes" of Gentrification

Joe Cortright at the City Observatory blog published an exhaustive list of gentrification scapegoats, including links to sources where these supposed causes have been linked to gentriciation. While...

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