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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for an LTE on a home I have already began building or have built?

No. You must apply for the program before you obtain your building permit.

Can I rent out an LTE property prior to selling it?

No. If the LTE approved property is rented prior to selling it, the LTE will be permanently terminated.

How long do I have to construct and sell an LTE home?

Construction must be completed within two years of the exemption approval. Once constructed, the property must remain vacant while it is being marketed and sold.

Does the LTE automatically transfer to an eligible homebuyer?

No. The homebuyer must submit a verification form and supporting documentation to PHB and qualify for the program prior to buying the home in order for the LTE to continue.

When does the LTE begin?

The LTE begins with the new property tax year (July 1), following City Council approval.

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