Housing is a Health issue

The Portland HEC chapter worked with the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good and HEAL-R (Health Equity and Leadership at Richmond) team to address affordable housing as a health issue.  These combined efforts resulted in: 

  1. Increasing funding for affordable housing by $67 million dollars over five years through tax-increment financing
  2. Passage of an emergency ordinance requiring landlords to provide moving expenses for no cause evictions
  3. 1% construction excise tax for affordable housing