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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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Homebuying

  • Making dreams come true

    From down payment assistance to tax credits and exemptions, find resources to help you with the purchase of a home

Down Payment Assistance Loan

This loan program is designed to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Portland’s Interstate Corridor, Lents Town Center or Gateway Corridor Urban Renewal Areas

Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption Program

A 10-year property tax exemption for residential structural improvements

System Development Charge (SDC) Exemption

If you purchased a home from a developer applying for an SDC exemption, you'll find the necessary verification form in the compliance details