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Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize 22 subrecipient contracts totaling $7,734,373 for the provision of services in support of providing affordable housing


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) Strategic Plan prioritizes preventing families from losing their homes, helping Portlanders from communities of color buy a home, and providing a safety net that includes shelters and other short term supports for low-income Portlanders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  1. As part of implementing Strategic Plan goals, PHB has used a variety of competitive processes to identify organizations that provide a broad continuum of assistance and services for low-income renters and homeowners.
  1. PHB will be entering into funding agreements with 20 non-profit organizations (22 subrecipient contracts) whose contract amounts equal or exceed $100,000 and are further described in Exhibit A.
  1. Funding is included in the City’s FY 2023-2024 approved budget and will be available in PHB’s FY 2023-2024 adopted budget in the amount of $7,734,373, through General Funds, Rental Registration funds (RR), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Bureau Director or designee is authorized to execute agreements with the organizations and for the amounts in Exhibit A, in a form similar to the contract attached as Exhibit B.
  2. The Bureau Director is authorized to approve funding amendments up to 25% of the original budget amount of any contract covered under this ordinance.
  3. The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to make payments on these contracts from the PHB operating fund budget.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because the program funds must be obligated within required timeframes; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Simone Rede

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Portland Housing Bureau requests City Council’s approval to authorize $7,734,373, in City General Funds, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) from urban renewal areas, Rental Registration funds (RR), and federal dollars to provide services in the community to further the goals of the Bureau’s strategic plan. Through various competitive processes, PHB has identified organizations for funding that provide a broad continuum of assistance and services for low-income homeowners and renters. Services they provide include emergency home repair, Fair Housing, Homeownership Counseling and Education and various services for renters and landlords.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

The contracts in this ordinance are comprised of multiple funding sources. The funding sources are authorized in the FY23-24 Adopted Budget. The sources and the respective amounts are summarized in the table below:


$ Amount

Funding type





Homebuyer education and counseling




Homebuyer education, counseling, and foreclosure prevention counseling

Portland Housing Center



Homebuyer education & counseling and Preference Policy One List Management

Hacienda CDC



Homebuyer education, counseling, and foreclosure prevention counseling




Homeownership Legal Assistance (e.g. Trusts, Probate)

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative (PCRI)


CDBG, Interstate Base TIF, N/NE TIF

Home retention counseling, and home repair services

Community Energy Project (CEP)


CDBG, Lents TIF, Interstate Base TIF, N/NE TIF

Weatherization and energy efficiency improvements to offset energy costs for low-income households

NAYA Home Repair 


General Funds

Home repair to stabilize neighborhoods in East Portland

Unlimited Choices, Inc.


CDBG, Lents TIF, Interstate Base TIF

Accessibility improvements and critical home repairs

Latino Network


General Funds

Home retention and small home repairs/financial assistance



CDBG, Lents TIF, Interstate Base TIF, Interstate TIF Lift

Community Builders Program

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)



Legal aid services for low-income renters

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)



Renter education, outreach, and advocacy

Impact NW



Relocation assistance for households experiencing environmental or habitability hazards in their home

Urban League



Culturally specific programming of Fair Housing enforcement services

Fair Housing Council of Oregon



Fair Housing outreach, advocacy, and education

Metropolitan Public Defenders



Criminal expungement services for low-income renters

Oregon Law Center



Eviction legal defense services for low-income renters

Resolutions NW



Landlord and tenant mediation services

Portland Community College



Eviction Legal defense services for low-income renters

United Way



Financial Assistance Fund administration for Eviction Legal Defense services

Housing Development Center (HDC)



Management of the Risk Mitigation Pool (RMP) and Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for owners of Permanent Supportive Housing units and affordable, multi-unit rental housing



Community Impacts and Community Involvement

As required by federal regulations, a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) describing the overall framework for public involvement was developed and adopted with the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. A series of hearing and public meetings were held regarding the development of the Plan, in all areas of the city to ensure access to a broad range of community members. Translation services were provided when requested.  All hearings locations were accessible to persons with disabilities. All documents were posted on the Portland Housing Bureau website.

In addition to the CPP process, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission, the bureau’s advisory body, and the Federal Funding Oversight Committee, a representative body of the three jurisdictions (Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County), reviewed the Plan and its recommendations.

100% Renewable Goal

Approval of these subrecipient contracts does not impact the City’s total or renewable energy use.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

The contracts totaling $7,734,373 in this ordinance are funded by multiple funding sources: General Funds, Rental Registration fees, Tax Increment Financing, HOME Investment Partnerships Program revenues, and Community Development Block Grant revenues. The funding sources are authorized in the FY 2023-24 Adopted Budget. 

Document History

Item 551 Consent Agenda in June 28, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council


  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea


Ira Bailey

Program Coordinator

Anna Shook

Certifying Officer
phone number503-823-2802Email preferred. Voice messages will be returned.

Requested Agenda Type


Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date