Title

"Cover Story" piece on the tight housing market in Portland. As the occupancy r

Authors

Allen Dammann

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-29-1999

Pages

10, 11, 13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on the tight housing market in Portland. As the occupancy rate in Portland nears maximum density, some say a take-it-or-leave-it mentality is taking hold that forces those in search of housing to accept living conditions they otherwise wouldn't tolerate. Currently, the available rental space in the city is hovering at about 5 percent, but the city has only received 50 grievances from disgruntled tenants in the first half of 1999, compared to 201 in 1996, 198 in 1997 and 162 in 1998. With comments by Portland landlord Jay York, who owns eight rental units; real estate broker Marc Fishman of the Fishman Realty Group, which leases out about 200 apartments; and Mark Adelson, director of housing and neighborhood services for Portland.

Subjects

Housing -- Portland

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