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Home and plumbing repair resources


Need help with home repairs? Below is a list of Portland-area community organizations that offer aid with home repairs or funding. Basic program overviews and eligibility requirements are listed here, but for the most up-to-date information or to apply for services, contact the organizations directly.

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African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)

503-595-3517 | 

  • Offers home retention services, tax delinquency support, and foreclosure counseling for individuals and families struggling to sustain, maintain, or retain their home. Applicants can get up to $1,000 to use for small emergency and safety repairs.  
  • Serves low-income homeowners living in East Portland zip codes 97216, 97220, 97230, 97233, 97236, and 97266. 

Bureau of Environmental Services Safety Net Low Income Loans

503-823-4114 | 

  • Property owners who qualify may use this low-interest loan to pay for the cost of putting in a sewer line when the City has required it. In some cases, loans are also available for repair or replacement of a sewer line that has broken and needs to be replaced.  
  • Borrowers age 62 and older may defer making payments until the property is sold or transferred. Loans are due in full upon sale or transfer of property. 

Catalyst Partnerships

971-245-6555 | 

  • Provides critical home repairs for free. Work is organized and overseen by licensed general contractors and performed by volunteers.  
  • Serves income-qualified homeowners earning less than 80% of the median family income (MFI) all over the Portland Metro area. 

Community Energy Project (CEP)  

503-284-6827 | 

  • Specializes in home weatherization and repair. Community Energy Project partners with the Oregon Community Solar program to give Oregonians new opportunities to go solar. Hosts DIY weatherization workshops to teach low-cost energy saving techniques for renters and homeowners. Also hosts lead poisoning prevention workshops that teach practical skills to avoid exposure to common sources of lead. 
  • Serves low-income homeowners who are 55 years or older or have a disability. 

Cooling Portland


  • Provides life-saving and efficient portable heat pump/cooling equipment to Portland’s low-income residents, prioritizing those most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme heat fueled by climate change.

Habitat for Humanity Home Repair


  • Provides critical home repairs for income-qualified homeowners including roofs, siding, accessibility modifications and critical home repairs.
  • Serves  homeowners at or below 80% AMI (area median income) living in the Portland area.

Hacienda Community Development Center


  • Default Intervention Program provides support to homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

Latino Network

503-283-6881 | 

  • Offers home retention services and minor home repair services. 
  • Serves qualifying homeowners in East Portland. 

Multnomah County Weatherization Program

503-988-7423 | 

  • Offers energy efficiency, heating, insulation, and ventilation upgrades. 
  • Serves homeowners or renters who live on a limited income and live in Multnomah County. 

Multnomah County Wood Burning Exchange


  • Free or low-cost exchange of wood burning stove or fireplace with more efficient electric heat pump.

NAYA Critical Home Repair

503-288-8177 |—Brent Lee, Home Repair Coordinator 

  • Offers weatherization and critical home repair. 
  • Serves income-qualified homeowners earning less than 50% MFI who are age 55 or older or have a disability. Applicants must live in East Portland. 

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI)

503-288-2923 | 

  • Homeownership retention program helps with urgent home repairs, including plumbing, electrical, and water heater repairs. Free home assessments are available for homeowners receiving repairs. 
  • Serves income-qualified homeowners earning less than 80% MFI for home repairs and 100% MFI for retention services who are age 55 or older and live in Portland. 

Portland Housing Bureau (PHB)

503-823-3336 |—Bev Keagbine, PHB Loan Coordinator 


503-698-8382 | 

  • Modifies homes to make them accessible, installing ADA-compliant toilets, wheelchair ramps, shower grab bars, and inserts. 
  • Serves low-income homeowners who have limited mobility or functional limitations. 

REACH Community Development

503-501-5719 |—Seth Lowe 

  • Offers plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and other critical repairs. 
  • Serves low-income homeowners who are at least 55 years old or who have a disability. 

Rebuilding Together Portland

 503-206-7993 |—Mike Malone 

  • Provides carpentry, electrical repairs, painting, plumbing, flooring, home safety modifications (like grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps, and more), debris removal, and yard clean-up. 
  • Serves low-income homeowners living in Portland. 

Renovate PDX

  • Rebuild & Renew program offers discounted design, code, permitting, and management services for qualified owners.

Taking Ownership PDX | 

  • A community collective offering home repair and renovation services for Black-owned homes. Aims to deter gentrification by supporting Black homeowners to age in place. 

Unlimited Choices 

503-234-6167 | 

  • Adapt-a-Home program offers home modifications for people with disabilities. Mend-a-Home program repairs roofing, structural issues, plumbing, and mechanical and electrical systems. 
  • Serves low- to moderate-income homeowners and mobile home owners. 

Verde Builds

503-290-8570 |

  • Cooling Portland and Ductless Heat Pump programs provides free or low-cost cooling units and ductless heat pumps.

Verde Outreach

503-290-8570 |

  • Program for income-qualified homeowners that installs naturescapes and rain gardens for free.

City of Portland Lead Paint Grant


  • Free stabilization of deteriorated lead-based paint and minor home repair.

City of Portland Healthy Homes Grant


  • Loans and grants for city of Portland residential minor home repair. 

City of Portland Lead-In-Water Testing


  • Free lead-in-water test kit for Portland residents and some surrounding water providers. 

City of Portland Drainage Technical Assistance

503-823-5858 | drainage.inquiries@portlandoreg…

Renter resources

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) 

503-460-9702 | 

  • An advocacy organization for renters that has a renters’ rights hotline at 503-288-0130 to offer information.

Portland Tenants United 

  • An all-volunteer union that offers legal resources for tenants and information about tenants’ rights. 

Rental Services Office

503-823-1303 | RentalServices@portlandoregon.g…

  • A Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) office offering renter resources and an information helpline on landlord-tenant laws.