Caution urged for inclusionary housing program design



Caution urged for inclusionary housing program design

The Alliance testified before Portland City Council on the inclusionary housing policy proposed by Commissioner Dan Saltzman and the Portland Housing Bureau.
The Alliance testified before Portland City Council on the inclusionary housing policy proposed by Commissioner Dan Saltzman and the Portland Housing Bureau. The Alliance supports the goals of inclusionary housing, but urged the city to exercise caution in the initial program design, including proper calibration of required affordable units and incentives. The Alliance raised concerns that the current proposal may chill development and further constrain supply, thereby exacerbating affordability challenges and making it difficult for the city to meet other goals. The Alliance also urged that the program start small and ramp up over time to ensure that it works appropriately. Read the full letter sent to City Council here.