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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Our Mission, Vision, & Values


Solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland


All Portlanders can find affordable homes in healthy neighborhoods with strong schools, good parks and recreation, healthy natural areas, safe streets and quality food stores.

All Portlanders have equitable access to housing and to the opportunities that safe, stable housing can deliver, free from discrimination.

We do this by:

  • Building and preserving affordable housing.
  • Supporting programs that help low-income Portlanders find, rent, buy, retain and repair their homes.
  • Bringing together our partners and leading them as we assess the city’s housing needs, choose the best solutions to efficiently meet them and identify how to pay for them.
  • Reaching out to racially and culturally diverse groups to ensure their participation in the economic opportunities our housing investments create.


EQUITY: We are committed to social justice in the delivery of housing to all residents of Portland’s diverse communities. We embrace diversity in our workforce and culture.

STEWARDSHIP: We invest, leverage and prioritize spending in ways that provide the highest public value and have the greatest influence on critical housing needs.

TRANSPARENCY: We build long-term trust by operating with integrity, inviting broad public involvement, and following processes that are clear, open and without bias.

INNOVATION: We believe new thinking, partners and ideas will help us build an effective organization and resolve longstanding challenges.