Who We Are
The mission of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is to solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland. PHB is responsible for leading housing policy for the City of Portland and administering programs to produce affordable rental housing, increase and stabilize homeowners, prevent and end homelessness, and regulate and assist landlords and tenants in the rental housing market. We are guided in our work by a vision that all Portlanders should have equitable access to affordable housing and to the opportunities that a safe, stable home can deliver.
Interim Bureau Director Michael Buonocore
Meet the Interim Housing Bureau Director and the PHB Management Team
What We Do
To achieve the City’s housing goals, PHB implements programs and policies in four key areas:
- Production and Preservation: PHB finances the construction and preservation of affordable housing— through both direct financing as well as indirect subsidies, such as tax exemptions and fee waivers. PHB-funded housing is required to remain affordable at targeted incomes for up to 99 years. PHB currently regulates a portfolio of nearly 15,000 units of affordable housing throughout the city.
- Homeownership: PHB funds programs to increase homeownership for vulnerable and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, including down-payment assistance loans and homebuyer education.
- Preventing Displacement: PHB uses a variety of strategies to stabilize vulnerable renters and homeowners, especially in North/Northeast and East Portland. Strategies include supporting and implementing new tenant protections, funding legal services, and providing home repair grants and loans to help low and moderate-income homeowners retain their homes.
- Ending Homelessness: Through the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS), PHB invests in services and programs that assist individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. These include short-term rent assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), transitional housing, and winter and emergency shelter. Together with our partners, PHB is working to achieve Portland City Council’s goal of creating 2,000 new supportive housing units by 2028.
Attend a Meeting
All public PHB meetings are now hybrid. Attend virtually or in person. Registration links will be posted on each event page. Please contact the organizer if you have any questions.
Need help connecting? See our online meeting guide.
Visit the Portland Housing Bureau homepage for the latest events and news.
Find program-specific information and contacts.
PHB's old website (for reference only, content not updated)
Mailing and Office Address
Portland Housing Bureau
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7007
Portland, OR 97201
PHB offices are located on the 7th floor of the 1900 Building. Elevators are available for access.
Dropping off a form? Drop off in the grey mail bin in the building lobby on the first floor or visit us on the 7th floor.
What to know before your visit:
- Please keep in mind PHB offices are hybrid. Staff are only in the building on certain days of the week. Call or email us to confirm in-person office hours. Limited in-person services are available, mostly by appointment. Call or email to schedule.
503-823-2375 | PHBinfo@portlandoregon.gov
- Remote methods (phone, email, fax, or post mail) are still recommended for all customer service needs. Virtual and phone appointments are available. Reach out to the program contact.
- General info about visiting City buildings
Stay Connected: Email Lists and Newsletters
Join an email list or check out the latest news.
|Bond Oversight Committee and information on housing opportunities||Sign up for Housing Bond updates||Housing Bond newsletters|
Housing Bond news
|Affordable housing development and solicitations||Get notifications about funding opportunities||PHB news|
|Portland Housing Advisory Commission||Sign up for PHAC updates||PHB news|
|Fair Housing Advocacy Committee||Sign up for FHAC updates||FHAC news|
|N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy||Connect with us||N/NE newsletters|
|Rental Services Office||Sign up for Rental Services updates||RSO news|
Learn more about PHB advisory groups.
Media Inquiries and Public Records Requests
For all media inquiries, please contact our Public Information Officer.
Public Records Requests
Submit requests online through the public records portal.
- How to make a request
- City of Portland Public Records Portal
- Have a question? Try the Public Records Q&A for answers to many common questions.
- Portland Maps
- City of Portland Corporate GIS (CGIS)
- More related to public records on Portland.gov
- Open Data, Statistics, and Maps
PHB Performance Measures
See how PHB is measuring up to its quarterly performance targets in the PHB Data Window.
Who We Work With
- City of Beaverton
- City of Gresham
- City of Portland
- Clark County Public Health
- Multnomah County
- Oregon Housing and Community Services (State of Oregon)
- US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)