May 13, 2010
"The Portland Housing Bureauis reaching out to residents of north and northeast Portland who might be struggling with a mortgage or need help to accomplish major repairs on their homes. The aim of their new efforts is to keep seniors and minorities in the gentrifying region from being displaced and maintain wealth in the community," writes Jake Thomas in the Portland Observer this week.
The program, Thomas explains, has been encouraged by community feedback emphasizing the importance of keeping long-standing, low-income senior homeowners in North/Northeast Portland and among minority communities in particular.
Read more of Thomas' article in the Portland Observer here.