Here comes the neighborhood: New housing increases in Hermiston, Umatilla

Hermiston Herald - 02-19

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Housing is a hot topic in Salem during this year's legislative session, but Hermiston and surrounding communities have already started implementing solutions of their own. While the housing market in Hermiston remains tight, the city has found success in helping new housing spring up at a faster rate. According to the building department, permits were issued for 69 new homes and one duplex in 2018. That was up from 60 permits in 2017, 46 in 2016, 43 houses plus two 10 multi-family units in 2015 and 47 homes in 2014. Those numbers don't include manufactured homes, 66 of which were built in the past four years.