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What Portland's Affordable Housing 'Preference Policy' May Look Like

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The city has announced its first North, Northeast Portland housing project will be built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe’s pulled out of a development deal in 2014. The idea is to bring back some in the African-American community and other families who have been displaced in recent years, as the area was developed and property values increased. The city is still working out all the details of what its “preference policy” will look like for those who want to move into this new building.


  • Leslie Goodlow: Business operations manager with the Portland Housing Bureau and longtime resident of Northeast Portland



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