Housing and Community Development
The City allocates these funds to infrastructure projects, social service programs, economic development, housing rehabilitation, and affordable housing development.
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.
Map of Housing Assisted with Public Funds
More information about our housing programs, and housing resources, can be found through the links below:
2019 Community Development WeekPlease join the City of Portland in celebrating Community Development Week April 22-26. A list of events can be found here . To RSVP for the CD Week events follow this link and sign up for as many as you can make! Lastly, be sure to take the Goals and Priorities Survey
The 2018 Interim Housing Report, prepared by City staff for the Housing Committee, is an update of housing data and policy implementations undertaken during the past year. The report highlights housing development achievements with new development units, inclusionary zoning, and subsidized housing development. Also included in the report is a "state of the housing market" section as well as housing initiatives and implementation tools adopted during 2018. The report concludes with a reporting of federal and local housing resources that support local housing development.
2018 Interim Housing Report
2018 Interim Housing Report
2017 Annual Housing Report
In the Fall of 2017, City staff prepared a Housing Report for the Council's Housing Committee that described the state of the current market and City policies and programs, and outlined additional proposed policy initiatives. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 policy ideas. A special community forum was then held to engage attendees in a discussion of what part of the list merits priority attention for a more detailed analysis by the City.
Many interested parties responded to the report with thoughts about housing in Portland.
2017 Housing Report
A development of ten or more units of housing in the City requires the project to provide either on-site or off-site workforce housing units, or make a payment to the City's Housing Trust Fund.
Since the passage of the Ordinance in 2015, there have been several projects reviewed under its requirements. The projects have chosen a number of creative approaches towards meeting the Ordinance, which is designed to provide flexibility in how to produce workforce housing.
Note that the units and fee-in-lieu contributions are not provided until the project is complete. Since construction can take two years for a major project, the City is just seeing the first units be complete and occupied. This list also does not include several projects, such as 58 Fore Street, for which applications are expected but not received to date. Nonetheless, this chart gives a sense of the pipeline of projects producing workforce housing:
- A1 - Inclusionary Zoning Background and Definitions
- Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Guidelines for Developers of Homeownership Housing
- Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Guidelines for Developers of Rental Housing
- Regulations for Owners of Workforce Homeownership Units
- Regulations for Owners and Tenants of Workforce Rental Units
- Hotel Project Inclusionary Zoning Guidelines
Workforce Housing, and Hotel Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
2019 Income Limits - Portland HUD Metro Fair Market Rent Area and Maximum Rents
Portland Rental Market Survey, 2018
Historical Portland HMFA Annual Median Income
Housing Replacement Fee
This page contains any applications related to Housing and Community DevelopmentLink to page
Community Development Block Grant Program
The goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.Link to page
Housing Assistance ProgramsLink to page
Affordable Housing DevelopmentLink to page
Lead Safe HousingLink to page
Other Housing Information & ResourcesLink to page
Inclusionary ZoningLink to page