May 28, 2018
In this week's special edition, HFO partner Greg Frick discusses the Portland apartment market with economic and housing analyst Joe Cortright of City Observatory.
Cortright argues that Portland is disincentivizing construction -- exactly the opposite of what is needed to create affordable housing.
May 21, 2018
This week: Oregon primaries result in a political shift to the left; affordable housing developers face funding shortfall due to federal tax cuts; and Seattle passes a tax on large businesses to fund affordable housing programs, despite threats from Amazon.
May 14, 2018
This week: The Portland City Council heard public testimony on proposed requirements for seismic retrofits of the city's unreinforced masonry buildings; City commissioner Chloe Eudaly plans to call for new tenants screening rules and the multifamily housing council posts a review and synthesis of the inefficiencies of...
May 7, 2018
This week: Portland's latest data on rent increases; a public hearing takes place Wednesday, May 9th on the City's proposed unreinforced masonry plan, and the City will hold two public hearings on its controversial residential infill plan.