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Notice of Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules for the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Exemption Eligibility and Approval Process

The public is invited to provide testimony on proposed technical changes to the Administrative Rules. Submit your comments by December 1, 2023. A hybrid public hearing will be held on November 8, 1:00-2:00 pm. Follow the link to register.

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Evaluation completed for the Security Deposit Grant Assistance Pilot Program

Notice of Intent to Negotiate and Award a Subrecipient Contract

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FREE training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for 2023 and 2024! Register now to attend a virtual session.

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Senate Bill 611 Passed by Oregon Legislature

SB 611 makes key changes to how the maximum allowable annual rent increases percentage is calculated for residential tenancies.

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Rental Housing Application and Screening: New 2023 Income Requirement Table

Updated table for determining minimum income requirements for rental housing applicants under PCC 30.01.086.

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HB2001 Passed by Oregon Legislature

Governor Tina Kotek signed House Bill 2001 which makes key changes to the eviction process.

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Portland Housing Bureau: 2022 by the Numbers

A message from Interim Director Molly Rogers and a look back at the highlights and accomplishments from this last year.

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FREE training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for 2023! Register to attend a virtual session or check out the training videos.

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Free training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for August to December 2022. Register to attend a virtual training session or check out the new training videos.

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Commissioner Ryan Announces Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Commissioner Dan Ryan is thrilled to announce Molly Rogers - who currently serves as Deputy Director - has accepted an offer to serve as PHB's Interim Director as Commissioner Ryan conducts a national search for a permanent Director.

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City Council Passes Amendments to PCC 30.01.086 & PCC 30.01.087, the FAIR Ordinances

Important notice about upcoming changes to the FAIR Ordinances

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RSC sends recommendations related to Tenant Anti-Harassment Protections to City Council

The recommendations came together from a series of six meetings, including public testimony. The Rental Services Commission reviewed and discussed current anti-harassment protections, proposed anti-harassment policy concepts, and existing anti-harassment protections in other jurisdictions.

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Evaluation completed for the Eviction Legal Defense – Outreach Services RFQ

Results of the RFQ and Notice of Intent to Negotiate and Award a Contract

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The Rental Services Commission Wants to Hear from You

Join us for the RSC Listening Session on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom.

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

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Portland Proclaims April 2022 Fair Housing Month

City of Portland proclaims April 2022 to be Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passing of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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Portland Housing Bureau 2020-21: By the Numbers

A message from PHB's Director and a look back at the work accomplished during this last year.

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New Stronger Safe Harbor Protections From Eviction For Nonpayment While Applying for Rent Assistance

Oregon passed Senate Bill 891 which strengthened protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for those tenants who have applied for rent assistance.

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Free training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for November 2021 to June 2022. Register to attend a virtual training session.

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New address for the Portland Housing Bureau starting November

To our Housing Partners, an important memo about PHB's upcoming address change, effective November 1, 2021.

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