Census estimates point to thousands of vacant apartments

(Update appended): According to the American Community Survey there are appoximately 352,000 rental units in the Portland metro area. The census Housing Vacancy survey estimates a 4.8% vacancy rate for the metro area during the second quarter of 2018.  Combining these figures would imply roughly 16,000-17,000 vacant units, said Chris Salviati, housing economist for the rental site ApartmentList, in … Read more