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Beginning Tuesday, May 22, 2018, you can submit testimony or feedback on the revised draft. Testimony may be submitted via email, fax, letter, or in person at the public hearing (details below). Written comments or testimony must be received by Thursday, June 21, 2018 and must include a first and last name to be considered.
Are you a longtime homeowner in N/NE Portland? Is your home in need of repairs?
If you are a homeowner in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area you may qualify for a home repair loan through the Portland Housing Bureau. The no interest, no monthly payment loan provides up to $40,000 to make substantial home repairs, and is forgiven after 15 years, as long as you have continued living in your home for that time.
Is your home located in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area? Find out HERE.
Want more information about home repair loans? Call 503-823-3336 or visit HERE.
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Portland Consortium Annual Action Plan Meeting
Join us Tuesday, June 5, to learn how Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County plan to invest federal funds locally in housing and community economic needs over the next year — and share your thoughts and comments. Click here to reserve your seat.
The new Annual Action Plans, outlining the strategies selected to meet community-identified needs, will be posted online here two weeks prior to the meeting, followed by a 30-day comment period. Click here to review the current plans.
Joint venture with City of Portland, Bridge Meadows and New Avenues for Youth creates trauma-informed affordable housing community for at-risk foster youth
Bridge Meadows, New Avenues for Youth and the City of Portland have partnered to open the Dorothy Lemelson House & New Meadows Program (New Meadows), an innovative affordable housing community with trauma-informed care and life-skills programs for transition-age foster youth.
Located at 8710 N Dana Avenue, New Meadows will provide 10 studios and five one-bedroom apartments for residents ages 17-24 and an on-site counselor/program coordinator. Rents will be regulated at no more than 30% of area median income (individuals earning less than $16,000 a year). The development is made possible by the Portland Housing Bureau, who provided an Equity Gap Contribution to the project in the amount of $1,377,173.
“Young people leaving foster care without the support of a family or adults they can rely on are some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Shannon Callahan, Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau. “New Meadows will offer a safe, stable place to live with a community support network to help transitioning foster youth receive the training, skills, and education to overcome barriers and realize their potential.”
In 2010, the City provided funding to create the first Bridge Meadows housing community in Portland, one block from New Meadows in the Portsmouth neighborhood. Bridge Meadows’ innovative model for bringing together elders, foster children, and adoptive families in an affordable housing community has become a nationally recognized success story for how vulnerable populations can thrive with a stable home, surrounded by the right support. New Meadows hopes to tap into the resource network at the nearby property.
“As a City, seeking effective, humane, lasting solutions to homelessness is one of our top priorities. One of the best tools we have in that effort is to prevent homelessness where it can be prevented with the right support,” says Mayor Ted Wheeler. “This joint venture between Bridge Meadows and New Avenues for Youth represents the very type of innovation, dedication, and humanity we need as we work together toward that vision. New Meadows will be a crucial stepping stone for these youth in maintaining and achieving self-sufficiency.”
May 8, 2018 - Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (Click Here for Details)
May 9, 2018 - Portland's Housing Bond Oversight Committee (Click Here for Details)
May 10, 2018 - N/NE Oversight Committee (Click Here for Details)
May 15, 2018 - Rental Services Commission (Click Here for Details)