Housing

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News Mar 21 12:30 PM

Portland Preservationists Think the Future of New Housing is in Old Buildings

At a recent City Council meeting, members of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission asked elected officials to rethink the "new build" approach to housing production.

News Jan 19 1:30 PM

Portland's Plan To Spur Housing Development by Relaxing Regulations Has Political Implications

The code change discussions underscored key differences amongst Portland City Council members— some of whom are competing for the mayoral seat this year.

News Oct 30 7:30 AM

With the HollywoodHUB project, TriMet Embraces a New Vision for Public Transportation

The project— a collaboration with BRIDGE Housing and Hacienda CDC— will add hundreds of affordable housing units to Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood.

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Housing Oct 26 9:00 AM

Churches as Housing Developers: A North Portland Church Is Using Its Property For Affordable Housing

Portsmouth Commons offers 20 low-income units for veterans—on the same property as Portsmouth Union Church.

News Oct 10 8:07 PM

A Low-Income Housing Complex Was Lauded as a Model for Pulling People Out of Homelessness. Three Years Later, Tenants Are Fleeing.

Residents at Argyle Gardens in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood report neglect, rampant theft, and habitability issues. Some are now back in shelters.

News Jun 30 7:30 AM

CAT in Crisis: Financial Trouble Threatens Future of Portland’s Community Alliance of Tenants

The nearly three-decade old nonprofit plans to lay off most staffers until it secures more resources. Employees say the problem goes even deeper, alleging mismanagement and union-busting.

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Housing Mar 28 2:09 PM

Tenant Advocates Urge Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Rent Control After Record Inflation

Landlords argue that stronger rent increase limits would stifle housing development.

Housing Mar 15 3:09 PM

Portland City Council Approves Incentives for Office-to-Apartment Building Conversions

Developers say that the tricky redevelopments may still be too cost prohibitive.

Housing Feb 3 2:04 PM

Multnomah County Announces Plan to House at Least 300 Homeless Residents in Vacant Apartments

The county has not identified any landlord partners or available rentals at this time.

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News Jan 27 8:15 AM

City Unveils Plan to “Reset” Central Eastside By Picking Up Trash, Increasing Police Presence, and Removing Homeless Portlanders

Wheeler acknowledged that the sweeps aren't a solution to homelessness in Portland.

News Dec 8 11:00 AM

Black Portlanders File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City and Legacy Emanuel Hospital Over 1970s Displacement

The plaintiffs allege the city and hospital conspired against their families due to the color of their skin.

Housing Nov 21 2:27 PM

Exit Interview With Outgoing JOHS Director Shannon Singleton

Singleton addresses the inner workings of the region's largest homelessness agency and the public's misgivings about its output.

Housing Nov 17 11:21 AM

City Council Will Threaten to Withhold Homeless Service Funding Unless County Pays for Rental Assistance

Those who've been closely following the city's relationship with the county in recent years consider this a political play.

Housing Nov 3 10:31 AM

Is City Council’s Proposal to Ban Unsheltered Homelessness Legal?

A review of recent cases by attorneys familiar with laws regarding homelessness finds that it might not be.

News Nov 2 11:35 AM

Homeless Portlanders Urge City Officials to Reconsider Mass Encampment Plan

Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Ryan were asked to involve the perspective of homeless Portlanders before passing a plan to criminalize homelessness in Portland.

News Oct 27 4:15 PM

City Council Hears Public Feedback on Proposal to Criminalize Unsheltered Homelessness

City commissioners will hold a final vote on the proposal on Thursday, November 3.

Housing Oct 21 1:52 PM

Wheeler, Ryan Unveil Unfunded Proposal to Criminalize Homelessness

The proposal lacks significant funding, clear support from other government agencies, and interested contractors to carry it out.

News Sep 21 8:00 AM

A Tenant Enrolled in a City Affordable Housing Program Just Received a 50 Percent Rent Increase. How is That Possible?

In a city that touts its numerous renter protections, vulnerable renters are still able to fall through the cracks.

News Jul 15 10:41 AM

Uprooted and Unhoused

Portland's homeless camp sweeps undermine the efforts of people seeking permanent housing.

Housing Jul 18 4:00 AM

A Band-Aid Solution for Portland’s Cycle of Evictions

A Pilot Program Works to Keep Low-Income Tenants in Their Homes. It's Working—for Now.

Housing Jun 20 4:00 AM

City Fees on Airbnbs Could Benefit Affordable Housing Programs

These costs could incentivize short-term hosts to become long-term landlords

Housing Jun 20 4:00 AM

A Safe Place to Sleep

How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

Housing May 30 4:00 AM

Brick By Brick

Many of Portland’s Historic Brick Buildings—And Their Residents—Won’t Survive an Earthquake. What Can Be Done?

Housing Feb 28 2:02 PM

Lloyd Cinemas to Be Replaced by 1,300-Unit Mixed-Use Development

The "1400 NE Multnomah" Development Won't Be Required to Include Any Affordable Units

Housing Feb 28 4:00 AM

In Other News

Sorel Is Staying Downtown and the City Might Get More Sweep Authority

Housing Feb 28 4:00 AM

Hall Monitor: The Relo War Approaches

Landlords and Tenant Groups Are Gearing Up for Their Biggest Skirmish Yet.

Housing Feb 21 4:00 AM

Hall Monitor: The Housing Bureau Goes Fishing

As Apartment Projects Slow, Can the City Convince Developers to Offer Cheap Units?

Housing Feb 21 4:00 AM

In Texts to Business Lobby, Mayor's Office Pledged to Dramatically Increase Portland's No-Sit Sidewalks

"Whatever It Takes," Mayor Ted Wheeler Wrote Last Year, After Columbia Threatened to Pull Out of Downtown

Housing Feb 7 1:44 PM

As the City Increases Camp Cleanups, It Wants Permission to Sweep State Land, Too

A Bill Before the Oregon Legislative Assembly Could Make That Happen

Housing Feb 7 4:00 AM

In Other News

Quanice Hayes’ Family Plans to Sue. Landlord Loophole Will Close

Housing Jan 28 4:22 PM

A New Self-Managed Homeless Village Just Sprang Up in Northeast Portland

The "Village of Hope" Sits on City-Owned Land, and Is the First Such Community to Emerge Under Mayor Ted Wheeler