East PDX gets little stimulus

Federal stimulus funds for greater Portland have disproportionately bypassed East Portland.

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Federal stimulus funnds have disproportionately bypassed East Portland, despite poverty and needy infrastructure.

One in four Portlanders lives east of 82nd Avenue, yet the area scored only 0.7 percent of the federal stimulus money that was channeled through the city and geared to neighborhood projects, according to an analysis by Nick Sauvie, executive director of ROSE Community Development.

“We are easily forgotten,” says Arlene Kimura, co-chairwoman of the East Portland Action Plan, a community coalition seeking to revitalize the area.

Read more at the Portland Tribune.

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