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Research & Data Stories

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Original research published on the HDH explores the legal and public policy issues involving land use, real estate, housing, and urban affairs in the Portland, Oregon, metro region. Request Custom Research. Do you have a question about housing in your community? Would you like to see research on our site applied to your town or neighborhood? We provide custom research …

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Regional Housing Indicators

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A concise, coherent and expert-vetted set of regional indicators that provide a continuously updated overview of the state of housing in the Portland, Oregon, metro region. The indicators give a high level overview of the housing market as it changes and helps researchers identify areas for deeper analysis. The indicators are organized around six themes: Affordability, Housing Stock, Market Conditions, …

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Regulatory Incentives

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Regulatory incentives are one method that jurisdictions can encourage the production and preservation of affordable housing units. These tools make affordable units more attractive compared to market rate units or make the provision of affordable units more feasible by offering valuable concessions, reducing expenses, or removing regulatory requirements. Regulatory incentives are not mandatory, and offer relief from zoning standards, fees, …

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Financial Incentives

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Financial incentives are one method that jurisdictions can use to encourage the production, preservation, and accessibility of affordable housing units. Such incentives provide subsidies to improve the economics of affordable housing. Generally, housing relies on residents to pay rent or purchase units as the primary source of income to construct and operate housing over time. When rent or the purchase …