Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Willamette Week: Six Cities Smarter Than Portland About Housing

Willamette Week reports there are six cities around the world that the City of Portland would be well to copy ideas from to solve the affordable housing crisis. They are: Montreal (row houses); Tokyo (taller buildings); Pittsburgh (tax vacant land); New Orleans (Ban Airbnb); Singapore (increase public housing); and Chicago (cut red tape to 5 months from the existing 12-18 in Portland).

According to the paper, all these ideas except the last two are opposed by Mayor Ted Wheeler. Read the full story.