Preference Policy

The N/NE Preference Policy aims to address the harmful impacts of urban renewal by giving preference to housing applicants with generational ties to North/Northeast Portland.

Apply for the N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist

Access both rental and homeownership applications from the new portal.

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Rental Housing Opportunities

Application window status

  • Rental waitlist open year-round. If you applied in 2021 or later, no need to reapply.
  • Homeownership waitlist - Application round closed. What happens next?

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About the Program

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Historic Albina Neighborhood

The N/NE Preference Policy aims to address the harmful impacts of urban renewal and displacement in the North and Northeast Portland community.

It is a housing waitlist developed to support current and former residents of North and Northeast Portland who have been involuntarily displaced or are at risk of displacement from the region. Applicants with historical ties to the area will be considered before applicants without a previous history of residence in the area for existing and upcoming rental and homeownership opportunities. Learn more in the FAQ.

Helpful Links

Calculate your household Area Median Income.

AMI Calculator    Income Limits & Eligibility

How to search addresses and calculate your preference points.

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N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist - Helpline

phone number503-823-4147Call or email the helpline for assistance. Staff are available to support and answer questions.
fax number503-865-3278

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