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Portland's Housing Bond October 2022 Newsletter

The October 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - Cathedral Village welcomes residents - An intern makes an impact at East Burnside Apts - Culturally-Specific Permanent Supportive Housing at Hayu Tilixam - Charting Bond progress


PHB's Metro Bond + TIF Opportunity Solicitation (M-BOS) for Affordable Housing Projects

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has released a Metro Bond + TIF Opportunity Solicitation to provide up to $39.8 million in capital funding from the Metro Regional Housing Bond and Tax Increment Financing from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA) for affordable housing development.

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2022 Portland Housing Bureau Notice of Anticipated Upcoming Funds Availability for Affordable Housing Development

Update: Upcoming PHB solicitation anticipated for September 2022 release. Resources include funding from the Metro Regional Housing Bond, Interstate Corridor URA (ICURA) Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district funding, and properties for affordable housing development.

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Commissioner Ryan Announces Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Commissioner Dan Ryan is thrilled to announce Molly Rogers - who currently serves as Deputy Director - has accepted an offer to serve as PHB's Interim Director as Commissioner Ryan conducts a national search for a permanent Director.

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Notice of Interim and Draft Permanent Rules for Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption Program

The public is invited to provide testimony on the draft permanent rules. Please submit your comments by August 16, 2022. A virtual public hearing will be held on August 16 at 2:00-3:00pm. Follow the link below to register.

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Farewell Message from Director Callahan

Director Shannon Callahan shares a farewell message to partners, colleagues, and friends as she departs the Portland Housing Bureau.

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Director Callahan announces her departure from the Portland Housing Bureau

Shannon Callahan, Director of the Portland Housing Bureau, has announced her resignation. Since joining PHB in 2017, Director Callahan has overseen the bureau’s highest affordable housing production to date. A national search will be conducted to find her replacement. Her last day will be August 1.

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Portland's Housing Bond June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - Crescent Court opens its doors - The Joyce redevelopment breaks ground - Why Permanent Supportive Housing? - Charting Bond progress


Notice of Issuance of Draft Permanent Rules for Inclusionary Housing Program

The public is invited to provide testimony on the draft permanent rules for the Inclusionary Housing program. Please submit your comments by July 22, 2022. Virtual public hearing July 20 at 1:00 pm. Follow the link to register.

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

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Evaluation completed for the Expanded Partner Network RFP

Notice of Intent to Negotiate and Award Contract

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Portland Proclaims April 2022 Fair Housing Month

City of Portland proclaims April 2022 to be Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passing of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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Notice regarding fee for MULTE applications on Inclusionary Housing projects

Important update about the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program

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Three New Portland Housing Bond Projects Selected: Projected to Exceed Goals by 43 Percent

The Portland Housing Bureau has awarded funding to three new projects with the remaining funds from Portland’s Housing Bond. The new projects bring the projected total affordable homes produced through the city’s first housing bond to 1,859—housing for an estimated 3,834 people.

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Portland Housing Bureau 2020-21: By the Numbers

A message from PHB's Director and a look back at the work accomplished during this last year.

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New Stronger Safe Harbor Protections From Eviction For Nonpayment While Applying for Rent Assistance

Oregon passed Senate Bill 891 which strengthened protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for those tenants who have applied for rent assistance.

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Metro Approves Seven New Portland Projects for Affordable Housing Bond Funding

Seven new Portland projects received full concept endorsement from Metro for funding from Metro’s Regional Affordable Housing Bond, bringing the city to 1,200+ units of affordable housing in the pipeline through the Metro Bond—or 83% of the goal set forth for Portland's allocation of the funds.

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Portland’s Housing Bond Brings 144 Affordable Units to Northwest

144 new affordable units are coming to NW Portland, named in honor of local housing advocate Susan Emmons.

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Portland Housing Bureau Announces Nine Projects for Metro Funding

With the slate of new projects recommended for funding from Metro’s Affordable Housing Bond, Portland will surpass 80% of its Metro Bond housing goals. Land donation by Kaiser Permanente will further bond progress in 2022.

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