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Bend awarded $5 million federal grant to fuel affordable housing production

Bend Bulletin The city of Bend has received a $5 million grant intended to kickstart affordable housing supply, the federal government announced Wednesday. Awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grant set the course for the city to identify and address policies that slow affordable housing

Wyden, Merkley, colleagues call on Postal Service to prepare for November election

KTVZ WASHINGTON (KTVZ) — Senator Ron Wyden said Thursday he is leading Senate colleagues including fellow Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley in calling on Postmaster General DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service to share their plans to accommodate high volumes of mail expected in the upcoming 2024 general election in Oregon and nationwide.

Merkley hopes to get hedge funds out of housing

The Observer COVE — Hedge funds should not be in the housing business. This is the firm belief of U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, one he expressed at a town hall meeting at Cove High School on Saturday, May 18. “A slice of middle class America is being taken over

Postmaster DeJoy pauses USPS consolidation; local leaders react

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley: ‘So much damage has already been done to our delivery system’Rogue Valley Times After a strong bipartisan effort opposing the consolidation of United States Postal Service operations, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to a nearly eight-month pause. DeJoy issued a statement May 9 saying he would halt

Thanks To Wall Street, There Goes The Neighborhood

Lawmakers are targeting investors’ tightening grip on the single-family housing market, but a powerful new lobbying army is fighting back. The LeverFor Rebecca Harris, the little house she rented in Huntersville, North Carolina in 2020 represented her escape from a toxic marriage, the beginning of a new life for herself