Oregon bill raises funds to fight affordable-housing crisis

Oregon legislators are considering a way to increase funds for affordable housing efforts around the state. House Bill 4007 would increase the document recording fee when a person buys a home from $20 to $60, to generate about $90 million over two years. The new funds would add money to programs that help prevent homelessness, build affordable housing and provide home ownership assistance. It would also create a program to help first-time buyers save for a home.

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Source: KTVZ