Thursday, April 19, 2018
Average rent per sq. ft. for all areas combined was reported at $1.56, reflecting a 3.31% increase from a year earlier. The 3.3% average rent increase is consistent with data reported by the national data collection firm REIS Inc. for the most recent 12-month period.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
|The HFO team volunteers at Oregon Food Bank (Feb. 2018)|
In addition to distributing thousands of dollars in this manner each year, HFO contributes large lump sums to charities suggested and voted on by its team members.
In 2017, the HFO charitable fund focused making major donations to organizations serving homeless families. The HFO team continues that trend in 2018 and voted to continue supporting organizations serving homeless youth and families of the Portland metro area.
Recent major donations of cash and/or volunteer time have been made to:
- Outside In
- Morrison Child and Family Services
- Providence Cancer Research Center
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Additional non-profits supported by HFO and its 2017 charity fund include:
- American Red Cross
- College Housing Northwest
- Community of Hope
- Doctors Without Borders
- Friends of the Children
- Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington
- Rose Community Development
- New Avenues for Youth
- Oregon Food Bank
- Oregon Humane Society
- Portland Rescue Mission
- Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Royal Rosarian Foundation
- Shriners Hospital for Children
- Stand for Children
- United Way
- Wounded Warrior Project
Monday, April 16, 2018
This week:Seattle has passed a law requiring landlords to separate rent and parking fees, allowing renters to opt-out of paying for parking; the Sherwood City Council wants Metro to expand its urban growth boundary by adding 373 acres south of Sherwood High School and a study by CityLab indicates housing scarcity and affordability are more global than local in nature.
Check out this episode!
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
A $1.6 million judgment against a landlord was handed down last week by a California jury. The $1.6 million judgment was the largest in U.S. history for a single infestation. Read more.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Portland's weirdness--including Voodoo donuts, the adult soapbox derby, annual naked bike ride and even our average commute time--all figured into U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the city as a Best Place to Live in 2018. Read More.
The key to creating more affordable housing remains construction of more housing. HFO Partner Greg Frick and John McIsaac of More Housing Now! discuss the issue.