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A Conversation About Portland's $258 Million Housing Bond


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Portland voters will consider a $258 million bond measure this fall that would be used to create more affordable housing.

City leaders and advocates for the poor point to a huge gap in the amount of available, reasonably priced rental units as one cause of the region’s homelessness crisis.  

There is no organized opposition to the bond measure. So instead of a traditional debate, OPB’s Think Out Loud hosted a conversation with two supporters from very different points of view: Israel Bayer, executive director of the alternative weekly newspaper Street Roots, and Sandra McDonough, CEO of the Portland Business Alliance.

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