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Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) and zoning permits. Get instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with a complete application. Then, apply for a permit online or in person with an appointment.
You need a building permit application for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits. You can find quick links to the separate electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit application forms and the simple erosion control requirements form, too.
Renters in Portland who are served a no-cause eviction or encounter any of the triggering events may have the right to be paid relocation assistance from their landlord. Landlords must notify RSO of the payment. For eligible exemptions, see the Administrative Rules.
Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing project.
The N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy is an initiative by the Portland Housing Bureau to address a legacy of displacement in North and Northeast Portland through investments in new affordable rental housing, opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and home retention programs for longtime residents
The Rental Services Office operates a helpline and provides on-site technical assistance and information specific to Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance. The office is a resource for both landlords and renters.
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
Permanent administrative rules, code, and ordinances
The Down Payment Assistance Loan is designed with favorable terms to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home within the city limits of Portland. The Down Payment Assistance Loan is a second mortgage loan funded by the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB).
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.
Under specific situations outlined in the policy and the Administrative Rules, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria and administrative rules before applying.

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Programs and resources for homebuyers. Find links to local agencies that provide homebuyer education and for other helpful resources.
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.
Find state and local resources for rent relief for tenants and support for landlords. Funding from these programs aim to prevent households from experiencing evictions and homelessness due to the financial and health impacts of COVID-19.
Information on landlord-tenant policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.
PDF form available for statewide use. Tenants can fill out the Declaration form and give it to their landlord to avoid most evictions for non-payment of rent before June 30, 2021.