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COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces and many outdoor spaces. State policy
Access City programs, people and projects helping Portland recover. Portland United

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Services and Resources for Rent or own property

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. Also, find the electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit applications and the simple erosion control requirements form. For City of Portland and Maywood Park building permits.
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).
Application for exemptions for new construction or other special circumstances.
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.

Buying a Home

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Programs and resources for homebuyers. Find links to local agencies that provide homebuyer education and for other helpful resources.
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.
Follow the linked buttons to see current resources and information, including state and local emergency rent assistance. The lower section describes past programs related to the CARES Act, all of which the applications have now closed.
Information on landlord-tenant policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.