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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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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Lead Hazard Reduction Grant, the following criteria must be met:

  • Housing was built before 1978 and is located in Portland
  • Property is currently occupied by a Section 8 tenant or income qualified family (80% or below of HUD Median Family Income, MFI--see chart below) or if vacant, unit was rented to a qualified tenant for the immediately preceding five years. Additional income guidelines for multi-family units apply. 
  • Property meets HUD minimum property standards or will once lead hazard reduction work is performed
  • A child under age six occupies or regularly visits the home if a single family home; but if a multi-family property, the landlord shall give priorty in renting units to families with children under age six for a minimum of three years
  • Owner must agree to give rental preference to income qualified tenants with children for the succeeding three-year period after grant closing


Household Size


1 person $38,850
2 persons $44,400
3 persons $49,950
4 persons $55,500
5 persons $59,950
6 persons $64,400
7 persons $68,850
8 persons $73,300