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Despite being up against moneyed interests, affordable housing advocates can and are creating the political will needed to solve our housing crisis. By combining efforts, grassroots activists and local housing organizations are building a sophisticated, successful, collaborative movement, and this movement is gaining ground.
Learn from local experts about affordable infill housing solutions. To foster affordable, great neighborhoods it is going to take a wide variety of living options. Join your neighbors at the community table for local treats and conversation.
Portland is Growing. Learn from local innovators on affordable and neighborhood friendly infill housing solutions. To foster affordable, great neighborhoods it is going to take a wide variety of living options. Join Us for an Evening Expo Thursday, June 4thExhibits open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.German-American Society, 5626 NE Alameda off of Sandy Blvd. Map TriMet Bus #12 -ADA accessible Join your neighbors at the community table for local treats and conversation. Welcome by Mayor… Read More »Expo on Affordable Infill Housing Solutions
Many of us fall in love with our homes and our neighborhoods because of how they where when we first experienced them. It is difficult for us to imagine what changes might take place over time. If we don’t think about the potential for change in advance, when change occurs it can seem even more dramatic. A little zoning literacy, can go a long way towards envisioning and shaping our future neighborhoods.
A few weeks ago, I talked with a friend who was considering purchasing a new home. She was excited to show me the pictures, pondering whether or not she could afford it, and trying to decide if it was the right fit for her. We talked a bit about the neighborhood where the house was located, which was a big selling point for her. And then the inner planning nerd… Read More »Zoning: Visualizing what could be
PRESERVING PORTLAND’S HISTORY The City of Portland turned 163 years old this year. It is young compared to cities on the east coast and a mere babe compared to cities in other parts of the world. Even with its relative youthfulness, Portland is a city with history. You can see it in our public spaces such as our Olmstead-designed parks and our pioneer cemeteries, the parts of our street grid… Read More »PRESERVING PORTLAND’S HISTORY
How do we balance new development with historic preservation? How do we decide what we should fight to keep and what we can let go of? These are challenging questions and to answer them, we first must understand how Portland designates its historic resources and what tools are in place to preserve them.
Portland’s Housing Affordability Challenge Mayor Charlie Hales recently made headlines with a proposal that the city allow small houses to be built on government owned land in an effort to increase affordable housing options. Hales’ outside-the-box idea reflects a couple of realities. The first is that housing affordability continues to erode in Portland. The second is that the city’s current set of tools to promote and develop affordable housing is… Read More »Portland’s Housing Affordability Challenge
Portland’s current set of tools to promote and develop affordable housing is not sufficient to meet growing demands. With this article we take a look at what programs and policies Portland (and its varied partners) currently has to address affordable housing needs. Then we look at some approaches other cities across the country are taking.