Application Window - OPEN
The Housings Bureau’s N/NE Preference Policy waitlist for rental housing will be open on a rolling basis. More about the new changes and how to apply.
Apply online through the application portal.
About the Program
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. Current and former longtime residents of that area will be considered for new affordable housing opportunities before applicants without a previous history of having lived in the area.
Search addresses and calculate your preference points:
Income limits for program eligibility:
Call or email the hotline for more information on the N/NE Preference Policy waiting list. Staff can offer technical assistance on the application and answer any question related to the program.
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency the Portland Housing Bureau is temporarily suspending person-to-person customer service. Please use phone, email, fax, or post mail for all customer service needs.
Sign up to be notified of future N/NE Preference Policy application rounds for affordable rental housing and homebuying opportunities in N/NE Portland.
Request Reasonable Accommodation, Interpretation, or Translation Services
The Portland Housing Bureau is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation, or other services, call 503-823-4147 or email PHBWaitlist@portlandoregon.gov.
El Departamento de Vivienda de Portland está comprometido en el proporciona miento de un acceso significativo. Para algún tipo de comodidad, modificación, traducción, interpretación, u otros servicios, llame al 503-823-4147 o por correo electrónico a PHBWaitlist@portlandoregon.gov.