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Housing -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Housing policy -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Income distribution -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Housing -- Supply and demand -- Portland Metropolitan Area


Our report focuses on housing for low-income renter households, e.g. households earning less than 80 percent of the area Median Household Income (MHI). We do not address homeownership because households most in need cannot qualify for homeownership programs. Also, our report does not attempt to examine the unique and complex issues relating to homelessness.

Although the lack of affordable housing is a regional, indeed a national, issue, we focus primarily on Portland, Gresham and Multnomah County where nearly two-thirds of the region's eligible low-income households reside.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 83, No. 37

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