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Friday, March 26, 2010

Vigil Mourns the Loss of 400 Affordable Homes

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Block 33, foreground, is a parking lot instead of affordable housing.
  • Block 33, foreground, is a parking lot instead of affordable housing.
A city-funded development at the South Waterfront's Block 33 was supposed to create 400 affordable housing units. Since the plan fell through last month, Block 33 is now a muddy gravel parking lot and South Waterfront still has exactly zero units of affordable housing.

Sisters of the Road, Street Roots and the Community Alliance of Tenants have just announced that they will hold a vigil next week at the site of the failed development. "Affordable housing inventory in Portland continues to decline," reads Sisters' release. "The loss of these 400 units represents another setback for housing that is affordable in Portland. We must work together to ensure this does not happen again."

Vigil will be held Wednesday March 31st, 4:45pm-5:30pm at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody).

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