Recently, I spoke with a woman that’s lived in Ladd’s Addition her whole life. Now she’s on a fixed income and the cost of living in Portland is rising too fast. She’s moving out of Portland after 65 years.
She’s not alone. I’ve spoken with a single mother who is facing eviction in Northeast Portland, and a recent Portland State graduate who can barely make rent each month, and many more.
Housing is simply not affordable in much of Portland, and as Mayor, I’m going to fight to change that.
I've got a plan to make housing affordable again. Read it, endorse it, and share it with your friends!
Portland does not have to become the next San Francisco – a great city where only the wealthiest can afford to buy a home. Wall Street housing speculators got the best of that city – and if I’m Mayor, that won’t happen in Portland.
Portland can grow in a way that preserves the qualities that make Portland the city we know and love.