Portland Affordability in Comparison

Portland Affordability in Comparison

Josh Lehner, a senior economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, presented new research that compares the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the country at the Multifamily NW Spring 2016 Apartment Report Breakfast on April 26, 2016. The work covers how cities face tradeoffs between economic strength, quality of life and housing affordability. A city can achieve success on two, but not all three dimensions at the same time. This represents what Josh Lehner calls the Housing Trilemma.

To read more about each of the three housing measures Josh Lehner used in the new research to help put Portland’s housing affordability in perspective, click here.