Tiny Homes to Help the Homeless

ASHLAND, Ore. — Tiny homes are popping up in parts of Oregon, and now Southern Oregon leaders are wondering how they could help the homeless. The director of the Ashland resource center says with the cost of living going up, a tiny home could help low-income families here afford a place to live. It could … Continue reading »

New Law Prohibits Rental Discrimination

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new law in Oregon now means that landlords cannot turn away renters because they receive federal Section 8 subsidies. The law went into effect July 1. The subsidies pay for part of the rent for people with low-income who qualify for the program. Previously, landlords were able to advertise for rentals … Continue reading »

State Picks Up AP Test Fees

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is lending a helping hand to students who can’t afford to take advanced placement tests. Low-income students can take AP tests for a discounted price, thanks to a federal grant. With new funding the state legislature approved last year, those students will be able to take the $89 tests for free. … Continue reading »