Kitzhaber talks housing, poplars and biomass

Gov. John Kitzhaber, on the first day of a three-day swing through Eastern Oregon, talked Monday about bringing affordable housing to the working people of Morrow County during a stop at Boardman City Hall.

The Oregon Solutions team in Boardman met with Kitzhaber for an hour to discuss building more market-rate rental housing. Kitzhaber said the state can help create housing for workers in family-wage jobs, paticularly at the bustling Port of Morrow.

“There is a very solid and diverse economic foundation here, but the second thing is a serious housing issue getting in the way,” Kitzhaber said.

Article Link: Kitzhaber talks housing, poplars and biomass. East Oregonian. April 3, 2012.