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“To ensure the SW Corridor is a place of opportunity for all, we need to bring public and private partners together to achieve our common goals around housing affordability and choice.” — Mayor Ted Wheeler
The City of Portland with funding from Metro is beginning to implement the Southwest Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy. See the workplan for 2019-2020. Much of the work will be done in partnership with other jurisdictions. To kick this off the City of Portland and City of Tigard are pleased to announce a funding opportunity for community-based organizations working with us to help ensure our collective work centers the needs and priorities of low-income households and communities of color. See the request for proposals. Proposals for funding are due on January 22nd.
The future of the SW Corridor along Barbur Boulevard is taking shape! As the region plans for a light rail line from Downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village, the cities of Portland and Tigard, along with Metro, developed an Equitable Housing Strategy for this major transportation corridor. The strategy will help ensure that homes along the new transit line meet the needs of households of different sizes and incomes. It will also support the cities’ and regional efforts to leverage a major public transit project with housing policies and investments so all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, family status or disability — have a range of affordable choices of where to live.
Watch Mayor Wheeler's address from the October 14, 2017, SW Corridor Community Learning and Listening Session on affordable housing.
For more information
Ryan Curren, BPS Project Manager, email@example.com, 503-823-4574
Matthew Tschabold, Portland Housing Bureau Policy and Equity Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5607
Answers from planning staff to commonly received questions about the SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy
Several background documents may be helpful in reading the recommended strategy, including the SW Corridor Equity and Housing Needs Assessment (summary handout) and relevant consultant products.
Events for the SW Corridor project
Important information and announcements about the SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy
Project documents, supporting reference material and maps.
Background and general information about the project
Working with agency partners and building capacity in the community