Portland council approves requirement for affordable housing units

By Randy Billings
… William Higgins, advocate for Homeless Voices for Justice, said the group, which is composed of formerly homeless people, agrees with the intent of the ordinance. But he was concerned that social workers and teachers, among others, would not be able to afford those housing units.
“We have great concern about how the city is defining affordable,” he said. “When we say something is affordable, it needs to be affordable to everyone.” …