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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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3. Where did the money come from?

The $20 million was originally part of the Portland Development Commission’s economic development budget for the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area over the next five years. Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Dan Saltzman proposed, and the Board of the Portland Development Commission and City Council agreed, to transfer those funds to the Affordable Housing Set Aside in response to community concerns that commercial development in the Interstate Corridor had priced residents out of their neighborhoods.  

Question 4: What can the city do about rising rents? Why don’t we have rent control?