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Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown

From a city of Portland Study: (local copy), page 5:

For this analysis, we define workforce households as those households whose members collectively earn between 60 and 150 percent of the Median Family Income, adjusted for household size, as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Assuming an average of approximately 1.5 persons per household, this includes households earning between $30,000 and $75,000 annually.

The study defines a workforce housing unit as a home that is affordable to the workforce if it consumes not more than 30 percent of the household's income (for rental) or falls within owner affordability standards common among lenders in today’s mortgage environment.1

Consequently, a workforce housing unit is either a rental unit with monthly rent between approximately $750 and $1,875 per month or a single-family home, townhouse or condominium priced below $240,000.

Subsidies for households earning between $30,000 and $75,000 annually!

Subsidize housing costing up to $240,000!