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Housing Solutions Lab

Helping cities plan, launch, and evaluate equitable housing policies

Portland, OR

Portland skyline with Mt. Hood. With support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Portland, Oregon was a part of the Housing Solutions Lab’s Large City Peer Network. The Network brought housing officials and leaders from 10 cities together to share information about how they were responding to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and associated housing challenges.

lhs-case-study This case study, facilitating the development of accessory dwelling units in Portland, OR, examines the adoption of policies in Portland, Oregon that provide homeowners greater flexibility to build or convert Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property.

Analyze IconOur Housing Needs Assessment Tool shows the increase in the share of Portland renter households earning $35,000-$50,000 and $50,000-$75,000 that are rent burdened from 2015 to 2020, despite a decrease in the overall share of rent burdened households.

Bar chart showing an increase in the share of renter households earning $35,000 to $50,000 and $50,000 to $75,000 that are cost burdened in Portland between 2015 and 2020.

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