Salem Housing Authority distributed 24 emergency housing vouchers, but just two have found a rental

The Salem Housing Authority on Nov. 10, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Six months after getting extra money to help 34 homeless or low-income households, just two clients of the Salem Housing Authority have found a rental. Along with housing authorities around the state, Salem Housing Authority got emergency housing vouchers[Read More…]


Can’t afford Salem rent? The wait for a housing voucher is years long.

Debbra Graham stands outside her tent at The ARCHES Project on Dec. 16, 2019. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Salem residents who need public assistance to get into housing are waiting as long as five years before moving into a home, according to city data. More than 12,700 people from 5,300 households[Read More…]


Micro-apartment complex Nishioka Building will break ground Monday

Construction workers prepare to break ground at the Nishioka Building, offering around 150 micro-apartments, at the corner of State and Commercial streets. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) The Nishioka Building, a mixed-use project that could fuel more change in downtown Salem, will break ground on Monday, developers say. “We’re excited. This has[Read More…]