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Version 2Henry Kraemer is a progressive writer, activist, and community outreach professional.

His activism and policy writing focus largely on voting rights and housing, and his creative projects fuse humor and political commentary. In his daytime hours, he manages community outreach efforts for renewable energy across the country. He also dabbles in comedy podcasting.

Henry lives in Northeast Portland, Oregon with his partner and two sweet but very needy small dogs.

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Portland City Council must choose: affordable fourplexes or McMansions

In a little under a week, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commissions is expected to endorse an ambitious, blazingly progressive Missing Middle housing plan, sending it to the City Council for final approval. Under the new rules, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and ADUs – the sorts of smaller homes affordable to the working and middle class – … Continue reading Portland City Council must choose: affordable fourplexes or McMansions

Stronger Together: The Necessary & Incomplete Platforms of Warring Housing Advocates – Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series examining how YIMBYs and Leftists each offer necessary but incomplete solutions to the housing crisis, which are symbiotic but often treated as mutually exclusive. Last week, I focused on YIMBY solutions and their shortcomings.) A little over a week has passed since my last post, where I … Continue reading Stronger Together: The Necessary & Incomplete Platforms of Warring Housing Advocates – Part 2

Portland’s “in no rush” city government is prolonging our housing crisis.

The many Portlanders struggling to afford homes received a jarring surprise this week when Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that City Council would not vote on the Residential Infill Project until March 2019. “I’m in no rush,” the mayor told the Portland Tribune. The whiplash is intense, considering Wheeler has stuck to a pretty consistent line … Continue reading Portland’s “in no rush” city government is prolonging our housing crisis.

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