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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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How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete all of the application materials (see link at left). Submit completed forms by mail to: Portland Housing Bureau; Homeowner Access & Retention; 421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500; Portland, OR 97204. Applications may also be submitted by fax to 503-865-3868.

About the Process

  1. You will receive a letter letting you know that your application has been approved.
  2. A free risk assessment and paint inspection will be scheduled with you. The assessment will determine if there are lead hazards.
  3. If lead hazards are found, grant money is used to hire a certified contractor to address the hazards. Grant awards are currently a maximum average of  $10,000 per unit for single family homes and $4,000 per unit in a multi-family home. If the lead reduction costs exceed the HUD limit, the owner must contribute the difference between the grant amount and the total cost of lead reduction.
  4. Once the work is completed, PHB will conduct a clearance test to ensure that the hazards have been addressed and pays the contractor for the work.