Housing and Community Development
ATTENTION: Rental Assistance Available
The City of Portland received funding from the federal government through the CARES Act to provide aid to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The City has created a rental assistance program and has partnered with The Opportunity Alliance to help renters in Portland that are in need. The program will provide up to $750 in assistance for a maximum of 3 months, as well as $250 in utility assistance. Below is a link to the application, the program guidelines and a re-certification form for additional assistance. Please contact the Val Fitzgerald at The Opportunity Alliance with any questions
Portland CARES Emergency Assistance Payment Program Application
Portland CARES Emergency Assistance Payment Program Guidelines
Returning Applicant Certification Form
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.
HUD REPORTS Current and archived reports are available posted in the document center. Click here to view reports.
Map of Housing Assisted with Public Funds
2019 Housing Report
The 2019 Housing Report has been provided by the Housing and Community Development Division, Planning and Urban Development Department for the City Council’s Housing Committee. This report is designed to give an overview of the current housing market and report out on the many policies and initiatives the City has adopted to address the issues of housing availability and affordability.
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 Housing
Healthy Homes. Healthy Families. Lead Safety, Lead Poisoning, Lead Abatement, Grant Funding, Cumberland County, Lead TestingLink to page
Other Housing Information & ResourcesLink to page
Inclusionary ZoningLink to page