Portland’s Residential Infill Project (RIP) does not promote good infill. It encourages demolitions and redevelopment without ensuring affordability or protecting residents from displacement. It benefits developers, investors, and private equity giants while making home ownership and low burden rents unattainable for residents and displacing vulnerable communities.
CALL TO ACTION:
On March 12th, 2020, 2pm, Portland City Council will hear public testimony related to RIP and the proposed amendments. This might be our last chance to make our voices heard before the Council votes. Please come to City Hall to speak or just to be a supportive body to hold up a sign. Come with your own 8 1/2 x 11 sign or come make one with us. It is very important to have numbers! Historically, opponents to RIP have been largely outnumbered at these meetings.
Additionally, please submit written testimony by March 12th.
- Submit online:
- It doesn’t have to be long. Begin with “I oppose RIP” and keep it short and simple
What is RIP?
The Residential Infill Project proposes zoning changes to allow for multiple units (triplexes, quadplexes, and possibly more) on all residential housing lots within the City of Portland. While there will be some size restrictions, there will be no limitations on rental or selling price of the new units. There will also be no restrictions on the demolition of sound, habitable, and affordable houses. Please watch the video for more info: