In early 2022, members of the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) began convening a group of community organizations, Prosper Portland and the Portland Housing Bureau, and other stakeholders to explore the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in East Portland. The group used the Cully TIF District as a model of stabilization, anti-displacement, and equitable growth.
City Commissioner Rubio directed staff to partner with community in a broad TIF exploration process for East Portland, inclusive of the area around 82nd Avenue. To support this effort, Commissioner Rubio appointed an East Portland TIF Exploration Steering Committee. Members from public institutions and partners represent affordable housing, economic development, and non-profits. The committee also includes individual community members (e.g., small business owners and residents).
Besides holding a broader conversation on vision and strategy, the committee will help guide the TIF exploration process. Register via Eventbrite to attend a live broadcast of the committee meeting (via Zoom) or email EastPortlandTIF@prosperportland.us to provide public comment.