information
Remember to vote

Voice your opinions by Tuesday, Nov. 3. Get information about voting in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington counties.

Services and Information for Rent or own property

Service
This application is for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits.
Information
Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
Information
Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing project.
Information
The Rental Services Office operates a helpline and provides on-site technical assistance and information specific to Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance. The RSO is a resource for both landlords and renters.
Information
Learn about the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Set-Aside Policy for affordable housing
Information
Permanent administrative rules, code, and ordinances
Service
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.
Service
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).
Service
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. See 90-day Executive Order, effective 4/1/2020.
Information
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.
Information
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.
Information
Information on rentership policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.
Information
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.
Guide
How to apply for an exception to the driveway standards of 17.28.110.
Guide
Information on Driveway Permits for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
Guide
Standards for Driveway access for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
Information
What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
Information
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.
Information
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.
Information
Information and resources for buying a home