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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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Notice of Proposed Changes to Inclusionary Housing

The public is invited to testify on proposed changes to the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership program, HOU-3.04.VII.B. For-sale units.

Proposed changes to administrative rules at the Portland Housing Bureau require a 60-day public notification prior to the effective date of the rule and a public hearing must be held where testimony can be heard. 

The homeownership section of Inclusionary Housing establishes participant eligibility, income qualification, unit sale price and resale price formulas, among other items. 

The proposed changes can be found on the Portland Housing Bureau website at Paper copies will also be available at the Portland Housing Bureau located at 421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500. 

Written testimony must be received by or on the date of the hearing. You must include your first and last name in your testimony to be officially considered. (Click here to read more).

To Submit Your Testimony

Testimony may be submitted via email, fax, letter or in person.

Portland Housing Bureau
c/o IH Testimony
421 SW 6th Ave., Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • In person: Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm

Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave., Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204

If you need translation services at the hearing, please contact Jessica Conner, Inclusionary Housing Homeownership Rules Coordinator, at 503-823-4100 at least 3 days prior to the hearing. 

If you have questions regarding the proposed rule changes or the rulemaking process, please contact the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership Rules Coordinator: 

Jessica Conner, Housing Policy Planner


Bond Oversight Committee Meets February 1, 2018

Mayor Ted Wheeler will be joining the Committee for February's meeting in East Portland

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM 

IRCO Community Room 

10301 NE Glisan Street 

Portland, OR 97220

Mayor Ted Wheeler will join the committee for February's Meeting in East PortlandTopics for discussion include: (1) the draft Community Engagement Plan; and (2) new tenant screening criteria.

This event is free and refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP. Your RSVP helps us plan for food, materials, childcare, and other accomodations,  but it is not required to attend. 

Bond Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here

For more information about Portland's Housing Bond, visit us online at

Sign up here to recieve email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates. 

Progress on Affordable Housing

Portland's Housing Bond January Newsletter

 Dear Fellow Portlanders,

We’ve made great progress together since you passed Portland’s Housing Bond just over a year ago – we established a strategic framework with the help of more than 1,000 community members, appointed a Bond Oversight Committee that is already reviewing new funding opportunities and, last month, we announced plans to build the first new development with Portland’s Housing Bond.  

In the meantime, the Bond is already making a difference for Portland families. Thanks to Bond investments, more than 200 units at the Ellington Apartments are now permanently affordable for low- and extremely low-income families. More than 100 Ellington households who were facing displacement last year are now stable in their homes and 28 families who were homeless a year ago are finding stability and community there, close to schools, and parks, and bus stops. I’m humbled to share one of the many stories from the Ellington with you in this newsletter. 

I believe Portland’s Housing Bond represents what’s best about our city: it’s Portlanders helping Portlanders so we all can have the chance to live in thriving, diverse neighborhoods and participate equally in what our community has to offer. I’m proud to look back on what we’ve achieved so far and to be starting 2018 with new, exciting work under way. We have more hard work ahead of us to reach our goals, but we have this historic opportunity to make a difference in our community because of you.

Click here for the full Portland Housing Bond January newsletter and then sign up to receive email updates.

Thank you and Happy New Year.


Mayor Ted Wheeler