Joining the ranks of Seattle and San Francisco, Josephine County in rural Oregon, asked the state’s Gov. Kate Brown to declare a two-year housing emergency. During the past 10 years, fewer than 100 apartment units were constructed in the area, versus more than 1,000 homes that were sold to investors and retirees.
A new project for both farmworker and workforce housing will be the first of its kind in Woodburn, Oregon.
In the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 14 loans totaling nearly $8 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Among those that received loans were a nonprofit organization that supports Arizona migrant workers and a rural Nevada food hub.
Families in McMinnville, Oregon celebrate National Homeownership Month with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site where they will build their new homes.
Portland, Ore. —RCAC is launching a second Tribal Housing Excellence (THE) Academy cohort training here this week. Eight tribes from across the American West and Alaska are participating. THE Academy is an innovative initiative that helps Native organizations increase the variety and volume of housing on their lands.