An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.
Homeowners have another chance at state money for mortgage relief
The Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund, which offers aid to homeowners who were impacted financially by the pandemic, will resume accepting applications on Wednesday, March 8.
Affordable housing for veterans to be built at former church
Federal and state funding will help transform the former Evergreen Church on Northeast Cottage Street into 17 downtown apartments for Salem-area veterans and services for those coming out of homelessness.
AGENDA: City council to finalize affordability requirement for apartment tax breaks
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.
Oregon needs thousands of construction, government workers to close housing gap
Experts told a state House committee that the state also needs more available land, more units and a cut in development costs.
West Salem farmland selling for $38 million is poised for new housing, developers say
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…]
Former prison land sale offers 390 acres for potential Salem housing development
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…]
Salem needs tax breaks to provide affordable housing, smoother approval process, developers say
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…]
Salem area gets federal housing funds for homeless, domestic violence victims
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…]
Oregon extends rental assistance deadline to March 21
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…]