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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy

  • Transit + Housing The project will leverage our investment in light rail to bring more housing choices to Portland and Tigard

  • Focusing on Equity Housing choice and community diversity are critical components of an equitable and prosperous region

  • Working with Partners New housing strategies and partners are needed to build strong communities

  • Investing in Our Values New funding solutions can help achieve our shared goals for an inclusive and prosperous community

  • Addressing Displacement The housing shortage is hurting our neighbors– especially low-income households and communities of color

“To ensure the SW Corridor is a place of opportunity for all, we need to bring public and private partners together to achieve our common goals around housing affordability and choice.” — Mayor Ted Wheeler

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Portland City Council adopted the final resolution for the Southwest Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy. Also see the accompanying summary handout.

The City of Portland with funding from Metro is beginning to implement the Southwest Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy. See the workplan for 2019-2020

The future of the SW Corridor along Barbur Boulevard is taking shape! As the region plans for a light rail line from Downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village, the cities of Portland and Tigard, along with Metro, developed an Equitable Housing Strategy for this major transportation corridor. The strategy will help ensure that homes along the new transit line meet the needs of households of different sizes and incomes. It will also support the cities’ and regional efforts to leverage a major public transit project with housing policies and investments so all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, family status or disability — have a range of affordable choices of where to live.

Watch Mayor Wheeler's address from the October 14, 2017, SW Corridor Community Learning and Listening Session on affordable housing.

For more information

Ryan Curren, BPS Project Manager,, 503-823-4574

Matthew Tschabold, Portland Housing Bureau Policy and Equity Manager,, 503-823-5607


Events for the SW Corridor project

Project Overview

Background and general information about the project

Equity and Housing Advisory Group

Working with agency partners and building capacity in the community