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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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April is Fair Housing Month


Fair Housing education and outreach are essential components of the Fair Housing Action Plan. When Mayor Hales and Commission Saltzman declared April 2014 as Fair Housing Month they also honored students Rebecca Celsi, an eighth grader from Access Academy and Medini Madhusudan, a fourth grader from Springville School. Their Fair Housing poster drawings won the first place for their age categories and they tell us why fair housing matters. Visit our Fair Housing web page to read the Fair Housing Report.

Public Hearing Over Changes to HOLTE

Portland Housing Bureau will hold a public hearing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the PHB, 421 S.W. Sixth Ave., Ste. 500, to discuss proposed changes

to the Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption (HOLTE) and System Development Charge (SDC) Exemption homeownership

programs. Click here to view changes. Please RSVP if you plan to attend or provide you feedback in writing to

Equity Meet and Greet

meet and greetmeet and greetmeet and greetmeet and greetIn anticipation of our soon to be released Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for affordable housing development, the Portland Housing Bureau partnered with the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber and Oregon Opportunity Network to hold a "meet and greet" yesterday with developers, prime contractors, property managers, architects, engineers and workforce partners.
The event encouraged partnerships to help increase opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses and to help increase PHB's equity goals.
Check back here to learn more about the upcoming 2014 NOFA.

Public Hearing Over Changes to HOLTE

PHB will hold a public hearing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 at PHB, 421 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 500, to discuss the proposed changes outlined below to the Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption (HOLTE) and System Development Charge (SDC) exemption homeownership programs. Please RSVP to Dory Van Bockel at if you plan to attend or if you wish to provide feedback in writing. Click here to view the changes.

City of Portland Hiring Housing Program Coordinator, Portland Housing Bureau

The Housing Access & Retention Team Program Coordinator in the Portland Housing Bureau works on behalf of Portland & Multnomah County's plan to end homelessness. The program coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and ensuring program results associated with the plan and will work as a member of a dynamic, productive team. This position is responsible for developing strategic partnerships; managing contracts with nonprofit partners; establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with contractors and service providers; facilitating an annual application for HUD Continuum of Care funds; helping to achieve equitable program access and outcomes for people of color; providing technical assistance to staff and contractors; coordinating and facilitating meetings and activities; and conducting program tracking, analysis and report preparation. Experience with interpreting and communicating complex federal regulations, planning or implementing programs effective at ending homelessness, ensuring equity, and resource development are desired. The Program Coordinator is expected to carry out responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills.

Applications are due at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 14. Please click here to learn more about qualifications, the recruiting process and how to apply. For questions, contact Janice McMillan Friday at 503-823-7691 or


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