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PORTLAND, OR – Up for Growth released its Portland Housing Policy and Affordability Calculator (HPAC) today via a virtual Zoom meeting hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northwest. Portland follows
The Black Lives Matter movement and the related protests across the country have led many to rethink, or think more deeply about, issues of racial and social equity in our
Earlier this week, the House Democrats released text for H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure and transportation plan. The sweeping legislation provides funding for transportation, including
During a time in which most of the housing advocacy community is focused on the looming rent crisis and how to assist those who are, or will soon have, trouble
Two weeks ago, our insights post examined why available rental payment data is not able to fully capture the severity of the current crisis, much less the one that looms
Up for Growth grieves with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We say their names because each deserves to be grieved individually and specifically. We bear
Emergency assistance is desperately needed to keep working families and essential workers impacted by COVID-19 in their homes and financially secure, while also stabilizing the broader housing ecosystem. Such assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed an even brighter light on the critical need for safe, affordable housing. The nation’s existing housing crisis has compounded the impact of COVID on public
WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Banking Committee Member Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced new legislation today that will
The growing calls from affected renters, landlords, and lenders for direct rental assistance for households impacted by COVID-19 is a reminder of housing’s importance to the larger economy. While housing
Over the last several weeks, we have discussed at length the interventions at the federal level necessary to keep people in their homes and ensure rent is paid on time
On Thursday morning, the Department of Labor announced the latest number of unemployment benefit claims filed across the country. An additional 4.4 million Americans filed claims, bringing the total to