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Home Repair and Home Ownership Retention Services

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Portland Housing Bureau funds the community organizations listed below to provide services to help homeowners repair and retain their homes. Find help for small to large repair projects, accessibility modifications, home retention case management, foreclosure prevention counseling, and more.
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Home Repair Grants

Newly repainted house
Photo courtesy: Rebuilding Together

Portland Housing Bureau provides funding to community organizations to make home repair grants to low-income homeowners.

To apply for a home repair grant, please contact the home repair grant providers listed below.

Home Repair Grant Providers

Community Energy Project

  • Emergency Home Repair & Senior Weatherization
    Safety repairs and in-home weatherization services to save energy and reduce utility bills.

  • Expanded Home Repair
    Larger repairs to address plumbing or electrical needs, roof patches, gutters, and more.

  • DIY Weatherization Workshops
    Learn basic weatherization and insulation techniques and get free supplies to save on energy costs in your home.

Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)

  • Home Repair and Weatherization
    Repair, maintenance, and in-home weatherization services to save energy and reduce utility bills.

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI)

  • Homeownership Retention & Repair
    PCRI’s homeownership retention and repair program objective is to foster homeownership stability for low-to-moderate income homeowners, aged 55 and older, living within the City of Portland.

REACH Community Development

  • Community Builders Program
    REACH's Community Builders Program provides small-scale home repairs for low-income senior or disabled homeowners throughout Portland.

Rebuilding Together

  • Safe & Healthy Repair Program
    Rebuilding Together volunteers provide extensive home repairs for low-income homeowners throughout Portland.

Unlimited Choices

  • Adapt-A-Home
    Accessibility adaptations for people of all ages with physical disabilities. Modifications may include handrails, wheel-in showers, ramps, and more.

  • Mend-A-Home
    Critical home repairs to address safety and structural stability needs, including mobile homes.


Permits and Private Contractors

Bureau of Development Services

Find information about city building permits and codes; residential permits found here.

Construction Contractors Board

The Construction Contractors Board regulates construction contractors and promotes a competitive business environment through education, contractor licensing, dispute resolution, and law enforcement. Verify a contractor's license and find information about dispute resolution services and best practices.


Homeownership Retention Services

Portland Housing Bureau provides funding to community organizations to provide home retention case management and small financial assistance to help low-to-moderate income homeowners retain their housing. To apply for services, please contact the community organizations listed below.

African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)

AAAH provides home retention case management services to keep low-income homeowners in stable housing.

Latino Network

Latino Network’s Family Stability Programs help families connect to the resources and assistance they need. Bilingual/bicultural case managers provide culturally specific intensive home retention case management to help families secure stable housing. Services available in English/Spanish.

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.

PCRI provides home retention case management services to keep low-income homeowners in stable housing.


Foreclosure Prevention Guidance

Portland Housing Bureau provides funding to community organizations to provide foreclosure prevention counseling to help homeowners retain their housing. To apply for services, please contact the community organizations listed below.

African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)

AAAH offers HUD-certified foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation counseling and hosts an annual fair that addresses the needs of both homebuyers and homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.

Hacienda Community Development Center

Hacienda’s Default Intervention Program provides support to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. HUD-certified housing counselors work with those struggling financially to identify and explore all available options based on their specific situations. Limited-time funding available for mortgage assistance. Services available in English/Spanish.

Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)

NAYA offers HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counseling. NAYA Family Center also hosts an annual fair that addresses the needs of both homebuyers and homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.

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