Tag: housing

Merkley Speaks Out Against Hedge Fund Involvement in Housing Market, Highlights Housing Crisis

Senator Merkley spoke about housing affordability and the grip of hedge funds on our housing market during a Senate Budget Committee hearing titled “A Blueprint for Prosperity: Expanding Housing Affordability” on January 31, 2024. Read more about the End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/merkley-smith-lead-bicameral-action-to-ban-hedge-fund-ownership-of-residential-housing/

Merkley, Wyden, Bonamici Announce Over $319,000 for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity to Build Affordable Homes in Rural Washington County

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), announced today West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is receiving a $319,200 federal grant award to help build eight homes in rural western Washington County.  “Everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home. This

Merkley, Wyden Announce $7.5 Million for New Housing in Warm Springs 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $7,500,000 to the Warm Springs Housing Authority to construct additional housing units, which will expand available housing options to Tribal families in Warm Springs.  “It’s