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.

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.

Action Plans are published annually

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.

Comment on the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan

Comment online

Download a printable comment card

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Consolidated Plan 2021-2025

Community Needs Hearing

November 10, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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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


Action Plan and Consolidated Plan - Main contact

Questions and comments

Upcoming Events

Consolidated Plan 21-25 Community Needs Hearing

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

Past Events

Portland Consortium Action Plan Hearing

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