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Portland Community Reinvestment Director Maxine Fitzpatrick works to increase affordable housing choices in the inner city. She visits a property at 4064 N.E. Grand Ave. where she’s trying to get the green light from the Portland Development Commission to redevelop the site into a multiple housing unit for seniors. She is hopeful Mayor Charlie Hales’ recent proposal of $20 million in additional monies for building more affordable housing units in north and northeast Portland will help fight displacement, but says it by no means is a cure to gentrification.

Portland Community Reinvestment Director Maxine Fitzpatrick works to increase affordable housing choices in the inner city. She visits a property at 4064 N.E. Grand Ave. where she’s trying to get the green light from the Portland Development Commission to redevelop the site into a multiple housing unit for seniors. She is hopeful Mayor Charlie Hales’ recent proposal of $20 million in additional monies for building more affordable housing units in north and northeast Portland will help fight displacement, but says it by no means is a cure to gentrification.

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Fighting Displacement

Skeptics say housing investment will not cure gentrification

A plan to increase public monies for the construction of more affordable housing units in the gentrified neighborhoods of north and northeast Portland is drawing a mixed review.