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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 Home Repair Loan Program provides a 0% interest loan to help eligible homeowners with low and moderate incomes make improvements and upgrades to continue living safely in their homes. How to apply.
The Home Repair Loan Program provides a 0% interest loan to help eligible homeowners with low and moderate incomes make critical home repairs to continue living safely in their homes. Learn more about this program on this page.
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.
The City of Portland has identified the need for a minimum of 23,000 additional housing units to serve low and moderate-income households. The Inclusionary Housing program is designed to help meet this need, working to preserve economically diverse neighborhoods and housing affordability.
In 2018, voters approved a $652.8 million affordable housing bond measure to create permanently affordable homes across Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. Metro is working with local partners and communities to bring affordable homes to 12,000 people: seniors, families and veterans.
A minimum of 15%* of the units must be aﬀordable at 80% MFI, except within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, where 20% of the units must be aﬀordable.
Applicants can elect to make 10% of units affordable at 60% MFI in buildings within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, or 8%* of units in buildings in all other areas.
Applicants can elect to build IH Units off-site in another new development (New Construction Receiving Building), on a separate site from the multifamily development that is subject to the IH Program requirements (Sending Buidling).
Applicants can elect to designate IH Units in an existing building (Existing Receiving Building), on a separate site from the multifamily development subject to the IH Program requirements (Sending Building).
Applicants may pay a fee-in-lieu in place of providing affordable units. PHB staff calculate the fee amount due by multiplying the gross square footage of the residential and residential-related areas of the building by the Fee-in-Lieu Factor.
General solicitations and bond solicitations for affordable housing development. Opportunities are advertised annually through Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) or Requests for Proposals (RFP), subject to available resources. Funding is most often directed towards specific Urban Renewal Areas.
The SDC Exemption Program has different requirements dependent on whether the exempted unit will be sold to home buyers or rented. This page covers information for builders who intend to sell the exempted unit.
The SDC Exemption Program has different requirements dependent on whether the exempted unit will be sold to home buyers or rented. This page covers information for building owners that intend to rent out the exempted unit.
The State of Housing in Portland report is published annually to provide stakeholders and policy makers with a comprehensive look at Portland’s housing market by neighborhood, housing type, and affordability using the latest available data.
The SDC Exemption Program assists developers by reducing their development costs when building affordable residential housing. Developers are exempt from paying SDCs levied by the City of Portland only when those units meet program requirements.
View the latest report for the TIF Affordable Housing Set Aside