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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.

Application Window - Stay tuned for more info!

The Housing Bureau's N/NE Preference Policy waitlist will be open on a rolling basis. More information about future application rounds and housing opportunities will be added when it becomes available. Please check this page again at a later date.

About the Program

Historic map of the Albina Neighborhood
Historic Albina Neighborhood

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.

Read the FAQ to learn more


Contact Us

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.

Stay Informed

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Get notifications of future N/NE Preference Policy application rounds for affordable rental housing and homebuying opportunities in N/NE Portland.

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Guides and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the N/NE Preference Policy? See the FAQ to get started.

Preference Policy Map Guide

How to search addresses using the map and how to calculate preference points.

Income and Rent Limits   AMI Calculator

The table of current year income limits is used to determine program eligibility. Estimate your Area Median Income using the AMI Calculator.


Request 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.

Contact

N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist

Helpdesk

phone number503-823-4147

Email or call us. Hotline hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.

fax number503-865-3278

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