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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Relocation Assistance: What You Need to Know

The permanent version of Portland’s permanent Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance ordinance went into effect on March 8, 2018. A general overview of the Ordinance, including Interim Administrative Rules, are available on this website.

The website also holds copies of Relocation Exemption Application (REA) Forms, Relocation Payment Forms, and a copy of the full law. Please see the FAQ below for answers to basic questions about Relocation Assistance.

Note: This FAQ refers to the permanent Ordinance which went into effect on March 8, 2018, and the Interim Administrative Rules whose current version went into effect on April 12, 2018. The temporary Ordinance which was in effect prior to March 8, 2018 can be found here. The March 8 version of the Interim Administrative Rules, which was in effect from March 8 – April 11, 2018, can be found here.