Portland City Council approves inclusionary housing policy that may slow new development



Portland City Council approves inclusionary housing policy that may slow new development

The Alliance urged Portland City Council to take a cautious approach on implementing an inclusionary housing policy, citing the need for proper calibration of required affordable units and incentives in the program.
The Alliance urged Portland City Council to take a cautious approach on implementing an inclusionary housing policy, citing the need for proper calibration of required affordable units and incentives in the program. Without a balance, the program could hinder housing development, further constraining supply and exacerbating affordability challenges. Instead, the Alliance advocated that the program start small and phase-in over time to ensure that it works effectively. Ultimately, on Dec. 21, a unanimous City Council approved the policy as is and did not make amendments based on Alliance recommendations. Currently, two of the votes are no longer on the Council. The Alliance is working with Mayor Wheeler and the current members of Council to explore potential adjustments.