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A new audit is revealing possible racial discrimination in the Portland housing market. The Fair Housing Council of Oregon conducted an audit to test whether black and Latino renters encounter barriers in the Portland housing market, and found discrimination practiced by 64% of 50 leasing agents tested.  The audit is part of an analysis Portland must conduct every five years to show it's attempting to prevent discrimination and to remain eligible for millions in yearly federal grants. Enforcement measures have not been taken against landlords found to be discriminatory, but City Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, tells "The Oregonian" stopping discrimination must include education and cooperation with landlords.  Fish says he's "outraged" by the audit results.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.