Housing & Community Development


As of October 1, 2020 the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) has ended.  The City of Portland is no longer accepting or processing covid19 rental assistance applications. 
If you are in need of rental assistance, contact Maine State Housing Authority or visit www.mainehousing/rentrelief 


HUD funds are utilized to benefit low and moderate-income Portland residents and city neighborhoods where a majority of the residents earn low and moderate incomes. HCD supports a wide variety of projects and programs including social and neighborhood services, public facilities and infrastructure in eligible neighborhoods and housing rehabilitation and housing development. The Division works in partnership with residents, non-profit agencies and City departments to benefit low and moderate-income residents and improve the neighborhoods in which they live. 


Current and archived reports are available posted in the document center. Click here to view reports.

Map of Housing Assisted with Public Funds


  1. Loan Programs

2020 Interim Housing Report

The 2020 Interim Housing Report has been provided by the Housing and Community Development Division, Housing and Economic Development Department for the City Council’s Housing Committee. This report is designed to provide an overview of housing activity, actions, and accomplishments the City has adopted to address the issues of housing availability and affordability as well as policies and initiatives related to housing safety, regulations, and inspections.