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A Discussion on the State of Housing in Portland

Portland Map graphicHow does housing production today compare to where it was before the recession? How have Portland's racial demographics shifted in the last 15 years? Where is population growth concentrating? What neighborhoods are still considered affordable -- and for whom?

Join us Friday, May 8 at noon for a discussion of the findings in our new report, hosted by the Oregon Opportunity Network. We will be joined by Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman.

When: Friday, May 8, noon-1pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Portland, Eliot Chapel - 1011 SW 12th Ave. 

Under the direction and guidance of Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman and former Housing Bureau Director Traci Manning, the Portland Housing Bureau has developed the State of Housing in Portland 2015 Report -- a first-of-its kind report on Portland's housing market. Blending historic data on households and housing stock with current data on housing production and the rental and ownership markets, PHB has provided the most up-to-date picture of the market by housing type, neighborhood area, and affordability to households based on composition, and by race and ethnicity. 

It also consolidates the outcomes of PHB's programs and portfolio, thereby measuring how current City policy, budgeting, and operations impact the housing market.

Beginning with Phase Two of this report, due out later this year, the State of Housing in Portland will be published each fall to provide elected officials, policymakers, government insti­tutions, community organizations, and other partners with the information to guide discussions and decisions on housing policy and resources.

During the next few months, we will solicit feedback about the efficacy of the report in giving Portland City Council the information it needs to make policy and resource decisions. PHB will also present the report to other stake­holders in the housing system, and request their feedback, which will be reflected in Phase Two later this year.

Download the full report here.

Watch City Council's recent discussion of the report here.