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Consolidated Plan for Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that sets out a collaborative vision for community development in the Portland area. Learn about the Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan.

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What is the five-year Consolidated Plan?

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that sets out a collaborative vision for community development in the Portland area, based on an analysis of the best available data about how well the local housing market meets the needs of area residents. A consortium of the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the City of Gresham develops the Consolidated Plan with public input. The 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan was approved by HUD on August 15, 2016. 

The Consolidated Plan places an emphasis on how federal funds distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be used to meet the local demand from low- and moderate-income households for:

  1. Affordable rental housing and home ownership opportunities, and
  2. Opportunities to build incomes and assets

The expenditure of federal funds on local strategies to end homelessness has become an increasingly important part of the Consolidated Plan as economic conditions have pushed more area households into homelessness.

Annual Action Plan

In addition to the Consolidated Plan, members of the Consortium also publish annual Action Plans. The Action Plans describe how federal grants such as CDBG and HOME, and other HUD housing and community development funds will be used in the coming year to carry out the strategies outlined in the Consolidated Plan.

In the sections below, you will find the current Consolidated Plan and subsequent Action Plans, the previous six-year Consolidated Plan, as well as information on the Bureau's Citizen Participation Plan. In addition, this page includes information about the latest Action Plan, notices for hearings, and ways for the public to comment.

We want to hear from you!

You can still send us your comments and questions, or participate in the short survey below.

The public comment period for the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, known as the CAPER, extended for 15 days from Nov 30, 2020 - Dec 14, 2020. While the CAPER will be submitted to HUD for review and approval after the public comment period, you can continue sending your comments and/or questions to Uma.Krishnan@portlandoregon.gov.

A community hearing was held on November 30, 2020.

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View the CAPER

The CAPER reports on expenditures, accomplishments, and progress made on the strategies and goals outlined in the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the projects and activities detailed in the 2019 Action Plan. The CAPER outlines progress in achieving the affordable housing, ending homelessness, and community development goals using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.

Community Needs Survey

As part of our Consolidated Plan 2021-25 efforts, we would like ongoing community feedback on housing, economic and community development needs for Multnomah County, the City of Portland, and the City of Gresham. Your comments will help shape the goals and funding priorities for the Consortium’s federal grant funds.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your valuable time while it will help us shape goals and priorities for the next five years!

Give us your feedback

Consolidated Plan FY 2021-25

The Portland Consortium, which includes the City of Gresham, the City of Portland, and Multnomah County, is beginning its five-year Consolidated Plan process for FY 2021-25. The process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s formula block grant programs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), to address community needs.

Community Needs Hearing

The purpose of these hearings is to collect community feedback regarding the housing, economic and social service needs of area residents and prioritize those needs during the preparation of the Consortium’s FY2021-25 Consolidated Plan. Due to the public health crisis, these hearings will be held remotely via Zoom. The two upcoming virtual opportunities to attend a public hearing in your community and give your feedback are:

For additional information on the Consolidated Plan process or the community hearings you can contact via e-mail:

Action Plan

Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Materials from Past Hearings

Past Notices

Please refer to the Action Plan Meeting Notice for additional hearing dates including Multnomah County and City of Gresham.

Plans and Amendments 2016-2020

Citizen Participation Plan

Comment on the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan

Comment online

Download a printable comment card

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Action Plan and Consolidated Plan - Main contact

phone number503-823-5129

Send us your questions and comments. By email is best.

Past Events

City of Portland CAPER Community Hearing

Public Hearing
3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Available Online

Consolidated Plan 21-25 Community Needs Hearing

Public Hearing
5:30 pm 7:00 pm
Available Online

Portland Consortium Action Plan Hearing

Public Hearing
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Available Online