Article on the lack of affordable housing in Portland, describing author Alex Ir
Article on the lack of affordable housing in Portland, describing author Alex Irvine's two-week search for an affordable two-bedroom apartment. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's recommendation that no more than 30 percent of your income be spent on housing, Irvine and his family of four should look for an apartment renting for $625 a month. The Portland Housing Authority says the actual average price of a two-bedroom apartment is $900, down from $971 last year. To comfortably afford this housing, the occupants would need an annual income of $36,000. Portland's 2002 comprehensive housing plan's goal of 4,200 new units by 2012, seems unrealistic even to Mark Adelson, former city housing director. Details.
Irvine, Alex, "Article on the lack of affordable housing in Portland, describing author Alex Ir" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1699.