A couple of weeks ago, the city of Portland officially announced that it’s going to be putting up a sign in front of a handful of vacant houses to announce that it wants them back.
The plan is to make it easier for renters to move back into their homes if they are unable to buy them on their own, with a process that could take two to three months.
The city will also be using data from the Census Bureau to help guide the process.
The idea is to use data to track and identify where the houses are and how much they are worth.
“We’re going to look at where the homes are, where the housing is, and then we’ll be able to give people more options to buy their home,” city administrator Lisa Jackson told reporters.
Portland has been trying to get renters back into homes since the 1970s, when the city’s first affordable housing program was set up to help people get into rental housing.
It started with two-bedroom units that were for the most part vacant.
Now, more than 100 units have been converted into rental apartments, with some for rent.
A handful of these have been turned into condos, with prices ranging from as low as $400 a month for a studio apartment to $1,400 a week for a one-bedroom.
Many of the units were originally for people who didn’t want to live in the city, but they have since become popular because they can be rented out and can provide housing for a family.
That trend has been reversed in recent years.
Since 2010, the number of rental units in the Portland area has fallen by 70 percent.
And that’s a problem.
According to a report from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, more and more renters in the state of Oregon are now unable to afford the rent that they pay for their apartments.
As a result, rents have skyrocketed and there is now a shortage of homes for rent in the Emerald Triangle.
“The situation is getting worse, not better,” said Jackson.
“I’m hopeful that we can get the supply of affordable homes into the Emerald area so we can continue to create a safe and supportive place for families.”
Portland has more than 20,000 affordable housing units.
The first affordable apartments were put up in the mid-1990s, and they were largely used by low-income renters.
However, in the last five years, many of these units have closed and they are now being used by people who can’t afford to live there.
“Our goal is to give those residents the ability to stay in their homes, but we want to help those who can afford the price and have a home they can afford,” Jackson said.
“It’s not going to change our approach to getting people back into housing, but I think we can do it in a way that is more equitable for the city.”
Jackson said that if she were to have to build a new house, she would likely not build it in Portland.
She said that she wants to build it closer to the city and the neighborhood, but she said that it would be difficult to afford a two- or three-bedroom house in the area.
“In a two bedroom apartment in the suburbs, you would be paying $3,000 a month, and you would have to live on your own for that,” Jackson told The Daily Signal.
A lot of the affordable units are being turned into rentals. “
If you’re looking for a two or three bedroom house, I’m not going out there with a shovel to dig a hole in the ground and say, ‘Oh, we’re going back in,'” she added.
A lot of the affordable units are being turned into rentals.
The Emerald Triangle has become a hotbed for people looking to move into new housing.
In addition to the new housing, the Portland Housing Bureau is also taking advantage of data from Census Bureau data to help identify vacant homes and make a decision about whether to accept the applications of those who have been displaced.
In some cases, Portland will offer financial incentives to people who have applied for a place to live, like the city is doing with the Emerald City Renters.
But that isn’t the only program being used in the region.
The Portland Housing and Community Development Department is using data collected from the census to help assess the rental housing stock in the town.
They will then use that information to give priority to new projects that might be able be built and build more affordable housing.
“There are a number of places where we are trying to help, and the city has a very good track record with that,” said David Lantz, a Portland Housing Commissioner.
“As long as they’re not building a lot of new projects, they are not displacing people.”