To enhance local affordability. To foster inclusive communities.

Housing Solutions Lab

Helping cities plan, launch, and evaluate equitable housing policies

Portland, ME

Portland, ME Portland, Maine is part of the Housing Solutions Lab’s 2022 Peer Cities Network. The Network meets regularly with peers in small and midsize cities for shared learning and problem-solving and serves to support city leaders as they design policies that address pressing housing challenges while advancing racial and health equity.

Local outlet News Center Maine covered Portland’s selection to the Network.

Analyze Icon Our Housing Needs Assessment Tool shows that the share of units renting for under $1,000 dropped from 56.4 percent in 2015 to 31.8 percent in 2020.

Bar graph showing significant drop in share of units renting for under $1,000 between 2015 and 2020 (54.6 percent to 31.8 percent) Smaller drop for units renting under $500

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