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Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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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

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, are developing an Equitable Housing Strategy for this major transportation corridor. The strategy will help ensure that homes along the new transit line meets 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.

At the end of a year-long process a unified, strategic approach to housing for the corridor will be presented to the cities to take action, including:

  1. Housing targets to guide action and track progress
  2. Proposals for financing sources, development tools, and supportive land use policies to meet the corridor’s housing targets
  3. Recommendations for supporting community and housing organizations to work together to champion and implement the housing strategy
  4. Prioritized early opportunity sites for housing

Watch Mayor Wheeler's address from the October 14 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


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Equity and Housing Advisory Group

Working with agency partners and building capacity in the community