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Housing. It’s a basic human need: Shelter from the elements; respite from work and public life; a place to cook, gather, eat and sleep.
But many Portlanders cannot find a home, especially an affordable one. They may be forced to rent an apartment that is too small, or too far away from work and their community. Maybe they take on several roommates to help with the rent. And if they do find a home they can afford to buy or rent, it likely is far from transit and basic amenities — like grocery stores.
The rising number of people who cannot find a safe, healthy, affordable place to live has become a critical issue for our community.
Here’s an introduction to some BPS projects that encourage or require new development that is more affordable and create more housing choice for all Portlanders.