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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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How to Apply

March 1, 2017 - The Lead Hazard Grant program is not currently accepting applications.The next round of grant funding is scheduled to begin in July of 2017, please check this page for announcements. Sample application materials can be found at the link on the left.

About the Process

  1. You will receive a letter letting you know that your application has been approved.
  2. A risk assessment and paint inspection will be scheduled with you. The assessment will determine if there are lead hazards.
  3. If lead hazards are found, grant money is used to hire a certified contractor to address the hazards. Grant awards are currently a maximum of $10,000 per unit. If the lead reduction costs exceed the grant limit, the owner must contribute the difference between the grant amount and the total cost of lead reduction or the work cannot be performed. Limited loan assistance may be available to owner-occupied households in targeted areas of the city.
  4. Once the work is completed, PHB will conduct a clearance test to ensure that the hazards have been addressed and pays the contractor for the work.