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.
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. See 90-day Executive Order, effective 4/1/2020.
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.
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.
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.