Sources: Voters might support $1 billion housing bond

An affordable housing project to be built by Central City Concern in East Portland.

Metro voters might be willing to pass a $1 billion affordable housing bond instead of the $500 million version the regional government has been considering.

That's according to a February poll conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) for Metro. A similar poll conducted last October found that a majority of Metro voters were willing to pay $50 a year to create affordable housing — enough to support a $500 million measure, Metro President Tom Hughes announced the next month.