By Amanda Waldroupe, Staff Writer
The Housing Authority of Portland’s board of commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 15 to pursue an application to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to change the funding stream for 1,200 units of subsidized, public housing for low-income people.
The Housing Authority of Portland (HAP) owns and operates 1,200 public housing units in 10 high rise buildings. Public housing is limited to people and families on extremely low-incomes, the elderly and disabled. Residents pay no more than 30 percent of their incomes in rent; the rest of the rent is subsidized by HAP and funding from HUD. Continue reading