Affordable Housing Info

Is Inclusionary Zoining Enough?

According to recent 2018 housing trends, the rising costs per square foot and building fees are making apartment developers take pause.  Tenants have to ask, " will a few 8-25 

 low cost units included in some new construction projects provide the 23,000+ units actually needed for pre-displaced renters and houseless persons  living well  below the  median incomes?"   Read: Apartment Construction is Drying Up,

Is Affordable Housing to Blame?


PHB Planned Projects

The Portland Housing Bureau  lists 73 planned inclusionary zoning/low income apartment units within eight multifamily construction projects since February 1, 2017.  Given that it takes at least two - three years to complete a project, renters may wonder how long will it take city officials to realize that inclusionary zoning is more of a pipe-dream Vs a solution to our affordable housing crisis.  See  PHB' s planned project map.

New Reach Construction

Hillsboro: Orghards at Orenco, Phase III 52 apartments - completion date August 2018

Family size units, close to amenities and  

Tri-Met light rail. 

 See other Reach projects

Read About Relocation Assistance

Download "How Relocation Assistance Works" from the Portland Housing Bureau.