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

Public Notice
The public is invited to provide testimony on the draft permanent rules. Please submit your comments by November 28, 2023. A hybrid public hearing will be held on November 28, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Follow the link below to register.

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) released Interim Administrative Rules for the Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption (HOLTE) program to implement new code changes adopted recently by City Council. These Interim Administrative Rules went into effect on July 25, 2023. PHB has also published draft permanent administrative rules for the HOLTE Program. The public is invited to provide comments on the draft permanent rules prior to their adoption.

Submitting Testimony

Testimony on the draft permanent rules may be submitted via email, letter, or at the hybrid public hearing (details below). Please send in your written testimony by Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

  • Email testimony to

  • Mail testimony to:
    Portland Housing Bureau c/o HOLTE Program Draft Rule Testimony
    1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7007
    Portland, OR  97201

  • Share your testimony virtually or in-person at the public hearing
    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Register here

    1900 SW 4th Ave (7th floor)
    Get directions

If you have questions or would like to request translation services at the public hearing, contact Brett Eisenbrown at

Translation requests are needed by November 22, 2023.