Creative and collaborative ideas to keep housing affordable for all.
After years of remodeling homes all around Portland and seeing prices skyrocketing as demand overtakes the supply of homes and apartments, we see a real need to support more affordable housing solutions around Portland. Professionals like teachers, secretaries, journalists, and city employees are no longer able to buy or even rent homes or apartments within their means.
Please consider donating vacant lots, land, homes, or money to help us to develop more affordable housing options for those in greatest need and for those whose wages and salaries simply cannot keep up with Portland’s rising rents.
Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm, compared listed home prices in more than 30 cities with average teachers’ salaries to gauge what percentage of available homes teachers could afford. Fewer than 9% of homes for sale in Portland would be within reach for a single teacher.
This is totally unacceptable in a vibrant and diverse community like Portland. Low-income workers, retirees, and those with disabilities should also be able to find suitable homes and apartments within the city.