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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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Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance

City Council has mandated that from February 2, 2017 through April 6, 2018, Portland households that are served a no-cause eviction or a rent increase of 10 percent or higher in a 12-month period will be paid relocation assistance by their landlord.


Landlords must pay moving costs if tenants have to leave their rental due to no-cause eviction or rent increase of 10% or more in a 12-month period. (Applies only to rental units within the city of Portland)

Applies to:

Month-to-month rental agreements
Fixed-term tenancies (for example, 1-year lease)

Does Not Apply to:

Week-to-week tenancies
A landlord who temporarily rents out their principal residence during an absence of not more than 3 years
Tenants who occupy the same dwelling unit as the landlord
A landlord who rents only a single dwelling unit in the city of Portland

Assistance Amount

  • $2,900 (studio or SRO)

  • $3,300 (1-bedroom)

  • $4,200 (2-bedroom)

  • $4,500 (3- bedroom or larger)

Relocation Assistance must be paid to the tenant at least 45 days before the move out date given on the tenant's termination notice. 

Resources for Renters

Contact information and Frequently Asked Questions for Renters

Resources for Landlords

Contact information for Landlords