Apartment developers in Salem would have to make a minimum of 15% of units affordable on larger projects to qualify for city tax breaks under the proposed changes.
Experts told a state House committee that the state also needs more available land, more units and a cut in development costs.
A133.9-acre property on Northwest Orchard Heights Road, which developers say is suitable for housing development, is selling for $38 million. (Coldwell Banker) A west Salem farm property developers say is fit for new housing is up for sale, priced at nearly $38 million. The 133.9-acre property on Northwest Orchard Heights[Read More…]
A 390.5-acre property that includes the now shuttered Mill Creek Correctional Facility is up for auction next month. (Higgenbotham Auctioneers) The nearly 400-acre property that housed a Salem prison until last year is up for auction next month, billed as a stretch of land suited for redevelopment into large housing[Read More…]
Homes on Tierra Drives Northeast on Jan. 12. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem area leaders need to provide incentives for building and offering units below market rates and speed up the process for development to help fill the area’s housing gap, local developers told city and county officials at a work[Read More…]
Jayne Downing, executive director of the Center for Hope and Safety, stands in the building’s office in 2019. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Marion and Polk counties are getting around $1.3 million in federal money to help get people who are homeless or victims of domestic violence into stable housing. In addition[Read More…]
Ridgeland Apartments on Center Street Northeast on Jan. 12. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) State officials said Tuesday Oregon would keep its emergency rental assistance program open a week later than planned after the federal Department of Treasury committed late Monday to giving the state an additional $16 million. The program was[Read More…]
The future site of Salem’s navigation center, now a vacant building located at 1185 22nd St. S.E. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) The Marion County Board of Commissioners is considering dedicating up to $3 million in federal money to a navigation center that would help homeless people move into permanent housing. Commissioners[Read More…]
Hundreds of people waited in line to apply for a one-time economic relief payment at the OnPoint Community Credit Union in West Salem in August 2020. Oregonians spared mortgage payments due to pandemic impacts over the past two years may now face foreclosure as bills come due (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)[Read More…]
Ashley Hamilton, ARCHES program director, cuts the ribbon at the new ARCHES Inn. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) A Salem motel turned emergency shelter is days away from opening rooms to people displaced by the Santiam Canyon wildfires. The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency acquired the former Super 8 building, and ARCHES[Read More…]