A large percentage of Portland's refugee population has ended up in Bayside, Par
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- Portland Housing Authority; Refugees
A large percentage of Portland's refugee population has ended up in Bayside, Parkside and parts of the West End, where the apartments are often dismal and dilapidated. A vacancy rate of two percent on the peninsula has put the fair market rates for even the most unappealing apartments out of the reach of many refugees. Some observers say discrimination exists against the refugees, particularly those from Africa, while others note that some landlords are just as likely to discriminate against prospective tenants who have children or animals. Details, related article on the Portland Housing Authority, which has nearly 500 minority members among its 2,500 residents.