Prosper Portland’s use of TIF resources has been progressive. TIF has supported Action Plans in Old Town, North/Northeast, Gateway & Lents with goals like affordable commercial tenanting and investments that align with the agency’s strategic plan goals for healthy neighborhoods and widely shared prosperity.

In 2011, the creation of the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative employed a community-city partnership to build capacity for community-specific economic development. The shift in TIF usage also redirected focus toward low-income populations and communities of color.  However, these NPN districts are small and limited in duration, generating very modest tax increment finance revenue over a decade.