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Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits and zoning permits. Get step-by-step instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with your application to make sure it is complete. Then, apply for a permit online.
This application must accompany requests 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 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).
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.
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.
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 on rentership policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.
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.
How to apply for an exception to the driveway standards of 17.28.110.
Information on Driveway Permits for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.