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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Developers must do more to solve Portland’s housing crisis

Portland is experiencing a housing crisis.

 

In the last three years, private developers have built 11,000 new apartments in Portland.

 

Just 2% of them are affordable to low-and moderate income families.

 

At a time when 70,000 households are rent burdened, and over 20,000 families living in poverty can’t afford to live here, what is the responsibility of developers to address our housing crisis? 

 

This is the question I address in my recent Oregonian op-ed.

 

Developers must do more to solve Portland’s housing crisis (OPINION)

Nick Fish in The Oregonian

Photo courtesy of The Oregonian.