The Metro Council seeks to inspire and foster innovative projects that support the creation of equitable housing – defined as diverse, quality, physically accessible, affordable housing choices with access to opportunities, services and amenities.
On Dec. 1, the Metro Council awarded $575,000 to support local planning to eliminate barriers to equitable housing development in seven communities. Read more in Metro News
|Portland||Equitable Housing Strategy for the Southwest Corridor||$100,000|
|Tigard||Southwest Corridor Affordable Housing Predevelopment Analysis||$50,000|
|Beaverton||Anti-Displacement Housing Strategy||$100,000|
|Washington County||Affordable Housing Site Evaluation, Barriers & Solutions||$97,500|
|Oregon City||Equitable Housing||$100,000|
|Milwaukie||Cottage Cluster Feasibility Analysis||$65,000|
|Wilsonville||Equitable Housing Strategic Plan||$62,500|
About these grants
Metro's equitable housing grants are a subset of Metro’s community planning and development grant program. Funding is made possible by a regional construction excise tax. Cities and counties within the Portland regional urban growth boundary were eligible for grants, either alone or in partnership with other governments, nonprofit organizations or businesses.
Grants were awarded based on the recommendations of a screening commitee the the Metro chief operating officer.
Read more about these recommendations:
|May 13, 2016|
Pre-application informational meeting
|June 8, 2016||Deadline to submit letters of interest|
|July 1, 2016||Metro invitation for eligible projects to submit full applications|
|Aug. 12, 2016||Deadline to submit applications|
|Nov. 1, 2016||Metro Council work session to discuss grant recommendations|
|Dec. 1, 2016||Metro Council awards grant funding|