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How to contact PHB, Program Directory, links to advisory groups, and more. Learn about what we do to support equitable access to affordable housing.
Explore affordable housing developments that are currently being built or planned for completion within the next few years.
Learn about the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Set-Aside Policy for affordable housing
The Down Payment Assistance Loan is designed with favorable terms to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Portland’s Interstate Corridor and Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas. The Down Payment Assistance Loan is a second mortgage loan funded by the Portland Housing Bureau.
Homeowners who live in the Interstate Corridor or the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas (URAs) may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 to fund repairs, like a leaky roof, or electrical and plumbing issues. Households must income-qualify (see Income Guidelines).
The Bond Opportunity Solicitation invites development partners to submit proposals to develop affordable housing focused on meeting the goals, priorities and guidelines in Portland’s Housing Bond Policy Framework. Proposals may include new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation.
HOLTE Program
In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland is making the following resources and services available through community partners.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that sets out a collaborative vision for community development in the Portland area. Learn about the Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan.
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Common tools and links to reports and data related to housing and homelessness.
For City of Portland development incentives projects, including SDC, MULTE, and IH.
The Down Payment Assistance Loan (DPAL) is designed with favorable terms to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Portland’s Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area. See eligibility details on this page. Contact one of the community partners to get started.
Home Repair Program
Meet PHB's executive leadership and management team. Director's Calendar and management contact information can be found here.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
Information on mortgage relief for federal and private mortgage holders. Many links are provided to help you find the right resources. This is a good place to start.
Many banks are taking steps to accommodate affected customers through hardship programs, small business support, extended banker availability hours and other measures to address individual circumstances. View Frequently Asked Questions on this page.
HOLTE Program
The HOME Program monitors compliance related to HOME funding received from the City of Portland, and uses industry-standard forms and guidelines to complete reviews.
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This Portland Housing Bureau program offers down payment and closing costs assistance for first and non-first-time homebuyers looking to purchase a home within Portland city limits. Applicants work directly with Approved Lenders to access the homebuyer assistance.
The application for HOLTE is initiated by the home builder prior to obtaining a building permit. Verified homebuyers who meet the income limit requirement and purchase a HOLTE-approved home can receive a 10-year property tax exemption on structural improvements to the home. See program details.
HOLTE Program
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