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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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Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Upon adoption of this ordinance by the City of Portland, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) is established. The PHAC is designated as the primary public forum for discussion of housing policy, strategy, and resources in the City of Portland.  

The mission of the PHAC is to advise the Director of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), the Housing Commissioner, and the Portland City Council on housing and homelessness policy, strategy, and resource issues, promote improvements within the Portland Housing Bureau and the larger housing system, highlight opportunities for influence between the City housing system and other systems, as well as provide a forum for public input on housing and homelessness issues. 

The PHAC is delegated to carry out the following functions:

  • Housing Policy and Planning.
  • Budget Review and Recommendations.
  • Resource Development.  Assist PHB to identify and recommend ways to increase the resources available to maintain and expand the supply and availability of affordable housing and necessary support services through new initiatives and programs.
  • Program Development and Evaluation.
  • Public-Private Partnerships. 
  • Community and Intergovernmental Relations.