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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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What is affordable housing?

There are two types of affordable housing: regulated and unregulated. Regulated affordable housing has a regulatory agreement tied to the deed that restricts rents for an established income level over a set time frame. Unregulated affordable housing, however, has no regulatory agreement tied to it. Furthermore, it may be rented at a lower cost due to age, condition or landlord’s discretion.