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Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

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Regulatory Option 1: 80% AMI

In buildings with 20 or more units, 15% of the units must be affordable at 80% AMI, except within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, where 20% of the units must be affordable.

Incentives


Central City Plan District & Gateway Plan District — 20% of Units

  • 10-year property tax exemption on affordable units (for properties with a 5:1 FAR or greater, this exemption applies to all residential units)
  • Construction Excise Tax exemption on affordable units
  • Buildings will be exempt from parking requirements as detailed in Title 33
  • Density/FAR bonus (varies by zoning code and plan district; see Maximum Base and Bonus Density/FAR table)

All Other Areas*— 15% of Units

  • 10-year property tax exemption on affordable units
  • Construction Excise Tax exemption on affordable units
  • Buildings will be exempt from parking requirements as detailed in Title 33
  • Density/FAR bonus (varies by zoning code and plan district; see Maximum Base and Bonus Density/FAR table)

*Applies to applications filed through December 2018.

Key Requirements


  • At least 5 percent of the number of affordable units must be built to be Type A as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

 

 


Notes: PHB staff calculate the minimum number of required affordable units.