SW Portland residents invited to Fair Housing Community Conversation + Discussion

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Participants can learn about and discuss how Portland’s housing and land use history continue to shape our neighborhoods.

As SW Portland residents prepare for a light rail line – including direct and indirect investments in housing, jobs, and other community assets – it’s worth looking at the history of land use planning in the I-5/Barbur corridor, especially as it has affected housing opportunity. 

Staff from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability are offering a brief overview and community conversation covering:

  • The exclusionary history of land use zoning.
  • The roots of our country's wealth gap.
  • How the displacement of communities can be prevented. 

Join your friends, neighbors and fellow community members to learn how historic laws, zoning, and different land use decisions affected our community. Then be a part of the conversations as we move forward on planning efforts for a new light rail line in Southwest, the West Portland Town Center, the Ross Island Bridgehead and the SW Naito-Gibbs area.

Fair Housing Community Conversation Event

Neighborhood event to learn about and discuss historic laws, zoning and other regulations that continue to affect who lives where and who can afford housing in our city.

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m.

Multnomah Arts Center, Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 9721
TriMet bus #44

Anyone living in SW Portland, their families, friends and neighbors

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP on our Facebook event page

This event is part of a the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities Project.  

What is this project about?

With plans for a light rail line from Downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village moving forward, the City of Portland is working with other agencies and community partners to plan for healthy, connected, and inclusive communities along the corridor.

The vision for the SW Corridor includes communities that are welcoming and diverse places, with a full range of housing choices; thriving business districts; connected and accessible pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks; as well as community services.

Learn more about the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities Project.


Contact Joan Frederiksen, 503-823-3111joan.frederiksen@portlandoregon.gov