Title

Portland had an eight percent housing vacancy rate as recently as 1990, but most

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-30-1996

Pages

4-5

Abstract

Portland had an eight percent housing vacancy rate as recently as 1990, but most people peg the rate at three percent today. Portland's population increased by 3,000 between 1980 and 1990, and appears to have continued growing. City statistics show that rents increased 41 percent between 1980 and 1990, and more than one-third of Portland tenants pay over 35 percent of their income to landlords. Some observers expect the housing market to remain tight for at least another year. Details.

Subjects

Housing -- Portland

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