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2022 Oversight Committee Report Highlights Landmark Year for Portland’s Housing Bond

The committee overseeing implementation of city’s first affordable housing bond presented their 2022 report, highlighting the City’s accomplishments in exceeding commitments for the voter-approved resources.

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2022 Portland Housing Bond Progress Report

Presenting the 2022 progress report for the Portland Housing Bond.

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New Housing Report Shows Unprecedented Affordable Housing Production, Rising Incomes, Rent Increases

The State of Housing in Portland Report shows major progress on affordable housing, while disparities persist and rents across the city remain unaffordable for many, despite rising incomes.

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January 2023 Newsletter

January updates from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy.


City of Portland and Metro Advance Four New Affordable Housing Projects

Portland will exceed its goal for Metro’s Affordable Housing Bond with four new projects focused on rental and homeownership opportunities.

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Portland Housing Bureau: 2022 by the Numbers

A message from Interim Director Molly Rogers and a look back at the highlights and accomplishments from this last year.

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Portland's Housing Bond December 2022 Newsletter

The December 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - The Starlight opens - Cutting the Ribbon at Hayu Tilixam - Boys & Girls Club Brightens Afternoons at Crescent Court - Charting Bond progress


Portland's Housing Bond October 2022 Newsletter

The October 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - Cathedral Village welcomes residents - An intern makes an impact at East Burnside Apts - Culturally-Specific Permanent Supportive Housing at Hayu Tilixam - Charting Bond progress


PHB's Metro Bond + TIF Opportunity Solicitation (M-BOS) for Affordable Housing Projects

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has released a Metro Bond + TIF Opportunity Solicitation to provide up to $39.8 million in capital funding from the Metro Regional Housing Bond and Tax Increment Financing from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA) for affordable housing development.

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September 2022 Newsletter

September updates from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. N/NE Oversight is recruiting! Next meeting Sept 8, in-person and virtual. Meet the new Neighborhood Housing Preservation Manager. Program updates, spotlight stories, and resources.

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2022 Portland Housing Bureau Notice of Anticipated Upcoming Funds Availability for Affordable Housing Development

Update: Upcoming PHB solicitation anticipated for September 2022 release. Resources include funding from the Metro Regional Housing Bond, Interstate Corridor URA (ICURA) Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district funding, and properties for affordable housing development.

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Commissioner Ryan Announces Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Commissioner Dan Ryan is thrilled to announce Molly Rogers - who currently serves as Deputy Director - has accepted an offer to serve as PHB's Interim Director as Commissioner Ryan conducts a national search for a permanent Director.

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Notice of Interim and Draft Permanent Rules for Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption Program

The public is invited to provide testimony on the draft permanent rules. Please submit your comments by August 16, 2022. A virtual public hearing will be held on August 16 at 2:00-3:00pm. Follow the link below to register.

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Farewell Message from Director Callahan

Director Shannon Callahan shares a farewell message to partners, colleagues, and friends as she departs the Portland Housing Bureau.

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Director Callahan announces her departure from the Portland Housing Bureau

Shannon Callahan, Director of the Portland Housing Bureau, has announced her resignation. Since joining PHB in 2017, Director Callahan has overseen the bureau’s highest affordable housing production to date. A national search will be conducted to find her replacement. Her last day will be August 1.

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City Council Passes Amendments to PCC 30.01.086 & PCC 30.01.087, the FAIR Ordinances

Important notice about upcoming changes to the FAIR Ordinances

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Evaluation completed for the Eviction Legal Defense – Outreach Services RFQ

Results of the RFQ and Notice of Intent to Negotiate and Award a Contract

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The Rental Services Commission Wants to Hear from You

Join us for the RSC Listening Session on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom.

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Portland's Housing Bond June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - Crescent Court opens its doors - The Joyce redevelopment breaks ground - Why Permanent Supportive Housing? - Charting Bond progress


Notice of Issuance of Draft Permanent Rules for Inclusionary Housing Program

The public is invited to provide testimony on the draft permanent rules for the Inclusionary Housing program. Please submit your comments by July 22, 2022. Virtual public hearing July 20 at 1:00 pm. Follow the link to register.

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