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A $258.4 million voter-backed initiative to create more affordable housing in Portland — now and for the future.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing project.
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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.
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Permanent administrative rules, code, and ordinances
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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. Eligible organizations are invited to apply. View RFIs and program details. For questions, please contact PHB.
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How to apply for an exception to the driveway standards of 17.28.110.
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Information on Driveway Permits for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
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Standards for Driveway access for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
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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.
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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.
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The City of Portland has identified the need for a minimum of 23,000 additional housing units to serve low and moderate-income households. The Inclusionary Housing program is designed to help meet this need, working to preserve economically diverse neighborhoods and housing affordability.
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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.
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In 2018, voters approved a $652.8 million affordable housing bond measure to create permanently affordable homes across Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. Metro is working with local partners and communities to bring affordable homes to 12,000 people: seniors, families and veterans.
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Relocation assistance is paid to the tenant and triggered by the specific events listed in the Administrative Rules. The landlord must notify PHB within 30 days by submitting a Notice of Relocation Payment form.
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A minimum of 15%* of the units must be affordable at 80% MFI, except within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, where 20% of the units must be affordable.