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In Support of Black Lives

A letter from PHB Director Shannon Callahan

City of Portland Dedicates $8.35 Million to Support Renters

New rent assistance resources through the Portland Housing Bureau will help ensure housing stability for Portland households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Wheeler Announces Eviction Moratorium in Partnership with Multnomah County

Executive rule imposes a moratorium on residential evictions in Multnomah County for on the basis of nonpayment of rent due to wage loss resulting from COVID-19.

ADU Exemptions for Relocation Assistance Expanded

Changes in City code allow more flexibility for landlords with ADUs.

Seeking Proposals for Homeownership Asset Preservation Pilot

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is making up to $200,000 available for home retention services and legal estate planning services aimed at homeownership asset preservation in communities experiencing displacement.

Rental Services Office Launches Traveling Helpdesk

Do you have questions about how Portland’s new landlord/tenant laws apply to you?

Rental Services Office Announces New Summer Helpline Hours

Beginning June 3, the Rental Services helpline will begin offering expanded hours, including evening and weekend hours.

City Releases $70+ Million in Bond Funds for Affordable Housing Projects

The solicitation is the first to make Bond funds available to private entities.

Affordable homebuying opportunities for displaced N/NE Portland families

N/NE Preference Waitlist application for the 5020 Condos opens April 22 at 9 am.

Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury Announce Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

State and local agencies pair funding for housing and services for the first time in a targeted effort to innovate solutions to chronic homelessness.

City to Fund Expanded Legal Services to Combat Housing Discrimination

A new report cites barriers to enforcement of Fair Housing law.

2018 Portland Consortium Community Need Hearings

Expand Housing Choice for Everyone

City Completes 18-Month Review of Inclusionary Housing Program

A new report shows early success in producing affordable housing in the private market and outlines program adjustments to encourage continued development.

Westwind Apartments Announced as Next Housing Bond Project

The project will be dedicated to providing Supportive Housing for homeless individuals in downtown.

Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury Announce Funding Availability for Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

The pilot will be the first time state and local agencies pair funding for housing development with service dollars in a targeted effort to address chronic homelessness.

City Awards $3.2 Million to Preserve Affordable Housing

The funding will support major rehabilitation work needed to preserve more than 200 housing units serving those exiting homelessness.

New Housing Bond Development Planned for Cully Neighborhood

The acquisition of a NE Portland property for development adds at least 50 new homes to a pipeline that now tops 560 Bond-funded housing units.

New Housing Bond Building Will Provide Affordable Housing for Families Transitioning from Homelessness

The 51-unit project has capacity to house 167 people and is the latest funded under the City of Portland’s Housing Bond

Home Repair Information Session - May 30th & June 13th

Are you a longtime homeowner in N/NE Portland? Is your home in need of repairs?

Expand Housing Choice for Everyone

Portland Consortium Annual Action Plan Meeting

City of Portland Unveils New Meadows Affordable Housing Community

Joint venture with City of Portland, Bridge Meadows and New Avenues for Youth creates trauma-informed affordable housing community for at-risk foster youth

Rental Services Commission Listening Session

Help Shape City Rental Housing Policy

City Takes Aggressive Strides to Create and Support Affordable Housing

The City acts on two properties to create as many as 90 new units of affordable housing and, is partnering with Home Forward to implement the Housing Bond

February 21 Inclusionary Housing Public Hearing is Canceled

The hearing will take place Tuesday, February 27 from 6−8pm at the Portland Housing Bureau

City Expands Initiative to Prevent Displacement of East Portland Homeowners

Flood Insurance Savings Program saves homeowners thousands of dollars and keeps residents in their homes.

Notice of Proposed Changes to Inclusionary Housing

The public is invited to testify on proposed changes to the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership program, HOU-3.04.VII.B. For-sale units.

January 19: Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

Due to logistical issues, this meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled in the next few weeks. PHB apologizes for any confusion or inconvenience. PHAC will still meet as scheduled on January 23.

Bond Oversight Committee Meets February 1, 2018

Mayor Ted Wheeler will be joining the Committee for February's meeting in East Portland

Progress on Affordable Housing

Portland's Housing Bond January Newsletter

N/NE Oversight Committee Meets January 11, 2018

Mayor Ted Wheeler will be joining the Committee for the first meeting of 2018.

Portland to Develop Affordable Housing at Former Safari Club Site with Housing Bond Funds

The site will be the first new construction project since adoption of Housing Bond Strategic Framework

Framework Awarded $6M from City of Portland “Fast Starts” Program to Support Affordable Housing

Project reflects Oregon’s leadership in emerging wood products industry of Cross Laminated Timber

City Approves Streamlined Green Building Policy for Affordable Housing

The new policy simplifies certification and reduces costs in affordable housing development.

City Seeks Proposals for Portland’s Housing Bond

The Portland Housing Bureau has released the first solicitation to acquire property and buildings under the affordable housing bond.

The Portland Consortium Community Development Block Grant Program to hold Public Meetings

Come discuss economic development, social services, and housing needs in Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County, and help local government prioritize resources for the 2018−2019 spending plan to address community needs.

Portland City Council Approves Strategic Plan to Create 1,300 Affordable Housing Units

City will begin accepting proposals for affordable housing development later this month

Affordable Housing Bond Public Meetings This Week

The Stakeholder Advisory Group has its last meeting on Wednesday, September 27

N/NE Oversight Committee September Meeting

Join the N/NE Oversight Committee this Thursday to discuss the Legacy Property Project and to learn about a new Accessory Dwelling Unit program.

Next Week: Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum

With keynote address by Derek Hyra, author of "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City."

Affordable Housing Bond draft framework now available for review and public comment

The public is invited to read and comment on the plan between now and September 23, 2017.

Affordable Housing Bond Public Meetings

Mayor Wheeler will join the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Monday, July 31. The Bond Oversight Committee Meets August 2.

Portland Housing Bureau Seeks Members for Two Public Advisory Bodies

Recruitment is underway for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission and the newly announced Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission.

City Launches Initiative to Prevent Displacement of East Portland Homeowners

‘Flood Insurance Savings Program’ Will Help Reduce Cost, Risk in Johnson Creek Floodplain

Portland Annual Action Plan Public Meeting

The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 6th at the Portland Housing Bureau. Public comment period ends June 9th.

N/NE Oversight Committee May Meeting

The N/NE Community Oversight Committee meets Thursday, May 11, 2017

Portland Housing Bureau Announces Funding Decisions for New Developments in North/Northeast Portland

Selected proposals include rental and homeownership development projects.

East Portland Rental Rehabilitation Program

A statement from the Portland Housing Bureau