Is Portland’s affordable housing law working? Yes and no, watchdog report finds

Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program is intended to help the city’s affordable housing needs, but could instead make it worse, an audit found.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Unclear goals, lack of resources and trusting compliance are some of the risks identified by a recent audit of one of Portland’s most-criticized affordable housing programs.

The city audit of Portland’s Inclusionary Housing initiative released Wednesday revealed that if adjustments are not made by Portland’s Housing Bureau, a program intended to help the city’s affordable housing needs could instead make it worse.

The program requires new apartment buildings with 20 units or more to make some of them affordable to

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