Real Talk: What Do We Do About Portland’s Housing Crisis?

From ballot measures to zoning changes to billionaire-backed shelter projects, there’s been a lot in the news lately about our city’s housing crisis. And it is a crisis.

About 1,700 Portlanders sleep in cars, tents, or on the street every night. Thousands more rely on emergency shelters or transitional housing, and another 32,000 Portlanders are considered “severely cost burdened” because they spend more than half their income on rent.

For our latest Real Talk series, we dug into what’s causing this crisis — and what our city is doing about it.

Here’s what we learned.