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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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