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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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N/NE Oversight Committee September Meeting

Join the N/NE Oversight Committee this Thursday to discuss the Legacy Property Project and to learn about a new Accessory Dwelling Unit program.




Thursday, September 14 from 6 - 8:30pm

New Song Community Church

220 NE Russell Street

Portland, OR 97212

The N/NE Oversight Committee meets this Thursday to discuss the Legacy Property Project with Prosper Portland (formerly PDC), hear updates on three housing developments planned or in progress in North and Northeast Portland, and to discuss a new Accessory Dwelling Unit program being proposed by the Portland Housing Bureau.The agenda and meeting materials are available online here

Oversight Committee meetings are held every other month, with time reserved for public comment or questions on the agenda items. Meetings are broadcast on  Channel 30. Click here for this month's broadcast schedule. See videos of past 2017 meetings by clicking here

Questions? Comments? Email us at or call 503-823-1190

Next Week: Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum

With keynote address by Derek Hyra, author of "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:30 – 11:30 am 
New Song Community Center
220 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Program begins at 9 am.

Click here to RSVP

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to our Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about our efforts to eliminate racial disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on diversity within our housing portfolio, as well as a keynote address from special guest speaker Derek Hyra, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Hyra’s research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. He is the author of Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City

This event is mandatory for PHB-funded partners and PHB staff. All other interested parties are welcome to join us for a conversation about our roles in changing the disparate impact of economic displacement on racial groups. Please share this invitation with your networks and click here to RSVP.

Click here for a meeting agenda. If you have any questions about this event or need to request an accommodation, contact Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312.

Affordable Housing Bond draft framework now available for review and public comment

The public is invited to read and comment on the plan between now and September 23, 2017.

In November 2016, Portland voters passed a historic general obligation bond of $258.4 million to increase affordable housing in our community.

To ensure bond investments create housing opportunity for those most in need, and reflect our shared values of advancing racial equity and promoting community benefits, the Portland Housing Bureau convened a Stakeholder Advisory Group to guide the development of a policy framework for the use of bond funds.

The Draft Policy Framework for the Affordable Housing Bond is now available for review. The public is invited to read and comment on the plan here between now and September 23, 2017

Interested parties can share their feedback by completing the Community Survey here (online and print version are available in English and Spanish). Find a schedule of public meetings here for opportunities to discuss the plan with other community members and provide feedback.

For more information, visit or contact us at

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Affordable Housing Bond Public Meetings

Mayor Wheeler will join the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Monday, July 31. The Bond Oversight Committee Meets August 2.

July 31:  Stakeholder Advisory Group

Monday, July 31 from 6 − 8:30 pm 
Portland Community College, SE
Community Hall (map
2305 SE 82nd Ave 
Portland, OR 97216

The Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) meets Monday, July 31, 2017 at Portland Community College SE on SE 82nd Avenue and Division Street to discuss selection criteria for bond-funded acquisitions. Mayor Ted Wheeler will be joining the SAG for Monday's meeting. An agenda and materials will be available online here prior to the meeting. 

August 2:  Bond Oversight Committee

Wednesday, August 2 from 9 am  Noon
The Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

The Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) will meet Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 9 am - Noon at the Portland Housing Bureau offices in Downtown Portland. An agenda and meeting materials will be available online here prior to the meeting.

 Meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

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

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Language and Translation Services Available

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Call or email to request accommodations. 503.823.2375, TTY, 503.823.6868.


Portland Housing Bureau Seeks Members for Two Public Advisory Bodies

Recruitment is underway for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission and the newly announced Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission.

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is seeking between seven and 11 volunteers to form a Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission (ROSAC), announced today by Mayor Wheeler.

“Public input is essential to ensure we create a system that is functional, equitable and affordable, said Mayor Wheeler. “The Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission will serve as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland.”

ROSAC members are expected to have expertise in fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord/tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and or rental housing health & safety. The ROSAC will meet every other month beginning this fall. Click here to access the ROSAC application or find it online at

The existing Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) is also seeking new members. The PHAC advises PHB’s Director, the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on a range of housing policy and program issues to promote improvements within PHB and the larger housing system, advise on issues of equity in access and outcomes for Portlanders in PHB programs, and assist in aligning PHB’s resources and mission during the annual budget process.

The PHAC meets monthly. Members are expected to have expertise in housing policy and planning, affordable housing financing and development, budget oversight and analysis, resource development to maintain and expand the supply and availability of affordable housing, program development and evaluation, public-private partnership development, and community and intergovernmental relations.

Click here to access the PHAC application or find it online at Applications for both commissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Victoria James at or (503) 823-3403.