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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 Neighborhood Housing Strategy

  • N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy

  • Accepted On January 28, 2015, Portland City Council voted unanimously to accept the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy recommendations. Read them here.

The N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy is a City initiative to begin addressing the legacy of displacement in North and Northeast Portland through investments to create new affordable housing, opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and home retention programs for longtime residents of the area. 

The initiative began in 2014 with the development of a community-driven $20 million housing plan. The City's funding commitment to the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy has since grown to more than $100 million. A central feature of the strategy is the N/NE Preference Policy, which gives priority for the City's affordable housing investments in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area to current and former residents of the N/NE Portland community. 

Accountability is a key component of the work. A community-based oversight committee meets every other month to hear reports from the housing bureau and our contracted partners on our progress toward the goals outlined in the strategy, and to discuss and inform the implementation of new housing programs. The committee reports to City Council on our progress annually. Click here to learn more about the Oversight Committee or to attend a meeting.

Application for Preference

Applications accepted February 8 - 22, 2018 for Charlotte Rutherford Place and the Beatrice Morrow