Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

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

More Contact Info

Who We Are

  • Our Mission To solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland

On January 7, 2009, following extensive consultation with the community, City Council passed Ordinance No. 182465 creating the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) from elements of the Bureau of Housing and Community Development, and the housing department of the Portland Development Commission. PHB was charged with developing citywide housing policy, delivering programs that increase the supply of affordable housing, preventing and ending homelessness, and promoting stable homeownership.

To meet its mission of solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland, PHB administers a broad range of resources, including federal funds, local general fund, and the “Affordable Housing Set-Aside” of tax increment funds generated through the city's urban renewal districts. 


Bureau Director Kurt Creager

Meet Bureau Director Kurt Creager

Executive Leadership & Management Team

Meet the Bureau's leadership

Staff Directory

A list of staff and their contact information

Contact Us

Find direct contact information for specific bureau programs and services