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Preference Policy

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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 - OPEN

The Housings Bureau’s N/NE Preference Policy waitlist for rental housing will be open on a rolling basis. About the new changes and how to apply.

Apply online    Rental Housing Opportunities

Request a paper form | Map Guide | Income Limits & Eligibility
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Checklist: What do I need to complete the application?

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.

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Search addresses and calculate your preference points:

Map & Preference Points Guide

Income limits for program eligibility:

Income Table    AMI Calculator


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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Sign up to be notified of future N/NE Preference Policy application rounds for affordable rental housing and homebuying opportunities in N/NE Portland.


Reasonable Accommodation and Translations

The Portland Housing Bureau is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation, or other services, please call or email us.

503-823-4147
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.

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N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist

phone number503-823-4147

Email preferred. Hotline hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. Please leave a voicemail and staff will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

fax number503-865-3278

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