421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
The project is a $20 million affordable housing initiative in North/Northeast Portland over the next five years. The effort is focused in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area in response to the well documented need for affordable housing and other investments in neighborhoods most impacted by displacement.
While the funds, along with those previously budgeted, will mostly be used to invest in buildings, the process for determining how and where to spend the money provides an opportunity to engage community members in ways that begin to address a long history of institutional racism and the impact of displacement on people and businesses. (more)
The voice of the community has been central to the process. Throughout the fall of 2014, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) went out into the community and gathered input from hundreds of area residents impacted by or at risk of displacement. Next, PHB and community stakeholders will design a set of recommendations that begin to address those needs and priorities.
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