Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE)

Under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE) Program, multiple-unit projects receive a ten-year property tax exemption on structural improvements to the property as long as program requirements are met.

Interim Administrative Rule

5-Year MULTE Extension

The MULTE extension is available to projects with:

  • Applications submitted before February 1, 2017and
  • Restricting affordability at 60% of area median income

Contact PHB to confirm eligibility and request application forms.

Learn more about the extension eligibility requirements and review process.

MULTE Unit List

IH MULTE Application Fees

FeeFee StructureEffective Date
Multnomah County Processing Fee$850 per exempted unit in the building, up to a maximum of $9,0007/1/2022
Portland Housing Bureau Processing Fee$1,000 per Application7/1/2023

Inclusionary Housing projects seeking approval for the MULTE Program will be required to pay the above application processing fees, which are due to Portland Housing Bureau (PHB). PHB reviewers will apply the fees within the City’s permitting system. The fees apply to any new permits which have not gone through pre-screening and are not yet under review before the effective dates referenced above.


PHB - Inclusionary Housing

phone number503-823-9042Have questions? Please email or call to speak with a Inclusionary Housing specialist. Messages are generally returned within two business days.