Monday, April 29, 2019

Report: Portland's Inclusionary Zoning Policy is Failing

"...annual permit issuance under the City of Portland's inclusionary housing program represents a 64% decrease relative to the 5-year average permit issuance level prior to the adoption of inclusionary housing, as measured from 2012-2017. Housing starts lag building permit activity, so unless Portland's inclusionary housing program is significantly restructured soon, we expect this trend line will lead directly to a further underproduction of housing in 2020, 2021 and 2022."  Read more. 

Despite dismal reports on the City's inclusionary housing policy City of Portland Housing Program Specialist Brett Eisenbrow responded to an HFO inquiry on potential revisions by saying "...there are no program changes scheduled... as we review and revaluate [sic] the IH program in the future..."

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