Building permit and planning records from the City of Portland indicate that over 1,000 new units of housing have been built since 2010, and over a third of those apartments have been finished in the past year. As of Sept. 15, 2017, an additional 464 apartments are currently under construction.

While that sum may sound impressive, it represents only a 4.3% increase in the city’s housing supply over levels recorded in the 2010 Census, and it’s not clear whether the new housing is enough to address a long-running shortage of housing in the city. In a 2015 planning report , the city estimated that it would need to add over 8,000 new units of housing by 2030 to meet demand in a “medium growth” scenario.

New housing units in Portland, by year built

 
SOURCE: City of Portland
INTERACTIVE: Christian MilNeil | @c_milneil

Most of the new housing built since 2010 has been located on the city’s peninsula, in urban neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area. Roughly 1/8th of the new homes built this decade are in a single building, the new 8-story “Hiawatha” building in Longfellow Square, which contains 139 apartments and Joe’s Super Variety on the ground floor. The India Street neighborhood has gained 191 new homes so far this decade, with another 69 currently under construction.

Map of housing units in Portland, by year built

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SOURCE: City of Portland
INTERACTIVE: Christian MilNeil | @c_milneil

This map will be updated as new projects go under construction.