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Portland Housing Bureau and Multnomah County Partner to Release $28.8M in Capital Funding for 400+ Affordable Homes

Funds from the Metro Affordable Housing Bond and Multnomah County general fund will target permit-ready projects with remaining budget gaps; funds from the Portland Clean Energy Fund, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and Section 8 vouchers also available.

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Portland City Council unanimously commits to consolidate city permitting

The Council seeks the creation of “a consolidated single permitting entity… with clear authority, responsibility and accountability.”

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Interim Director Molly C. Rogers announces her departure from the Portland Housing Bureau

Molly C. Rogers, the Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau, has announced her resignation. She has accepted the position of Director of Housing Services for Washington County. Interim Director Rogers’ last day the Bureau will be September 8, 2023.

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Portland's Housing Bond July 2023 Newsletter

The July 2023 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Rubio - Funding Swap Between Two Projects - The Joyce opens - Major Milestones Abound - Charting Bond progress


Recent City of Portland Studies Show Challenges, Opportunities for Portland’s Housing Market

Community and Economic Development bureaus under Commissioner Rubio to discuss findings and production strategy during July 25 City Council work session

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Enhanced dashboard provides greater transparency, predictability for building permit review

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the City of Portland’s permitting processes, the Portland Permit Metric Dashboard is updated to offer information that helps customers understand the average times involved in different phases of the permit review process.

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Bond Funds Reallocated Between Two Projects; Metro Bond Project Withdrawal

To bring affordable homes online sooner, the 149-unit Barbur Apartments have switched from Portland Housing Bond to Metro Housing Bond funding; 149 units in hollywoodHUB have switched from Portland to Metro Bond funding. All unit counts remain the same. The Alcena will not move forward.

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Commissioner Rubio Statement About Camping Ordinance

This is Commissioner Carmen Rubio’s full statement explaining her vote against the camping ordinance.

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The Joyce Opens in Downtown Portland to Provide Permanent Supportive Housing for People Exiting Homelessness

The project opening marks eleventh for Portland’s Housing Bond since voters approved the city’s first bond measure for affordable housing.

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N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy 2022 Annual Report

On May 31, the N/NE Oversight Committee presented their 2022 Annual Report to Portland City Council. Among its many highlights, the presentation illustrates that place matters, and matters greatly.


Portland City Council approves five-year ‘Advance Portland’ inclusive economic development strategy

Plan is a framework for inclusive growth through advancing competitiveness, racial equity, and climate action.

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2022 Oversight Committee Report Highlights Landmark Year for Portland’s Housing Bond

The committee overseeing implementation of city’s first affordable housing bond presented their 2022 report, highlighting the City’s accomplishments in exceeding commitments for the voter-approved resources.

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City Council allows deferral of system development charge payments for new housing units

The new temporary policy is one tool to incentivize the development of needed housing.

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