This summer, Portland renters saw a surge in no-cause evictions and dramatically increased rents. The impacts can be devastating physically, mentally and socially, with lost access to affordable housing, transportation, community, neighborhood schools and basic family stability. More and more, people are asking: Is affordable housing still attainable in Portland? What policy changes or creative solutions are needed to keep Portland affordable?
Meet Kurt Creager, the City of Portland's new Director of Housing; and hear from Martha McLennan, Executive Director of NW Housing Alternatives, Israel Bayer, Executive Director of Street Roots and Eli Spevak, Founder of Orange Splott. This is the first of two City Club Friday Forums focused on the housing crisis in Portland. Join us again October 9th as we discuss In-Fill vs Historic Preservation.