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COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

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Access City programs, people and projects helping Portland recover. Portland United

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About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
The Arts Empowerment Program assists artists and arts organization get permits. We focus on assisting Black, Indigenous, people of color and persons with disabilities.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Development Services Center is closed to walk-in customers. Access is limited to those who have pre-scheduled appointments to pick up or drop off paper plans. Please review the information contained here to access the services of the Bureau of Development Services.
DEEP and affiliated employee empowerment groups.
Black, Indigenous, people of color and persons with disabilities who got a violation letter in the mail from the City can get assistance from our staff.
Report a problem to Development Services or to one of the other City bureaus during the development process. Get help with conflict resolution and a path to elevate your concern with the City of Portland. If you need to elevate a problem, start here.
The Small Business Empowerment Program assists Black, Indigenous, People Of Color business owners and business owners with disabilities recognized by the ADA who have experienced barriers in the review process.