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There are more than 400 faith-based and cultural organizations with hundreds of acres of buildable land in Portland. Many members of these communities want to help solve the housing crisis.
A growing number of them are exploring how to use their properties for affordable housing.The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has convened a project, funded by a grant from Metro, to help these communities begin the process of developing affordable housing on their properties. Through the grant, BPS is funding design and finance consulting services for three organizations chosen through an application process.
Nan Stark, City Planner
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
News from Affordable Housing Opportunities in Faith Communities
About the Affordable Housing project
Representatives from City bureaus, nonprofits, and other organizations will be participating in the event to provide information and answer questions about developing housing on faith-owned land.
Meeting agendas, presentations and other materials related to the Affordable Housing Opportunities in Faith Communities project.
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is managing the Opportunities for Affordable Housing in Faith Communities grant, funded through the Metro Planning and Community Development grant program.