TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2013 – The Portland Housing Bureau works to address the unmet housing needs of the people o fPortland. One way the bureau does that is by preserving existing affordable homes, particularly those serving seniors and people with disabilities.
In 2008, the bureau identified 11 privately owned buildings at risk of losing their affordability by 2013. Because of their highly desirable locations, more than 700 affordable homes were susceptible to being converted to market-rate rentals or sold as condominiums, displacing vulnerable residents.
An exhibition of the 11x13 Project is on display in the atrium, first floor of City Hall,1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. To learn more about the project, go to the City Housing Bureau's webpage.