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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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Don't see what you are looking for? Contact the City information and referral line at 503-823-4000.

For media inquiries, please contact the Public Information Officer, Martha Calhoon, at or 503-823-1132. If you are looking for a specific person, please view the staff directory for direct extensions and email addresses. Contact the the general information line at or find specific program staff below.

The PHB office is located in the Commonwealth Building, on SW 6th Avenue between Stark and Washington Streets. We share office space with the City of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights. Metered street parking is available, and there is a Star Park one block south of the office (entrance at 615 SW Alder, rates starting at $2.25/hour) and various Smart Park locations nearby (rates starting at $1.60/hour). Find directions (Google Maps) or locate public transportation (


Asset Management, Loan Servicing & Compliance

Kathy Peoples (regulatory agreements and annual reporting)

Javier Mena (individual project financing)
503-823-3377 /

Lynnette Jackson (loan pay-off information and quotes, 1099s and insurance certificates)
503-823-3284 /


Direct Financial Assistance for Rental Housing Development & NOFAs

Karl Dinkelspiel
503-823-1354 /


Down Payment Assistance Loan & Home Repair Loans

Bev Keagbine
503-823-3336 /


Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption (HOLTE)

Program Staff (rotating)
503-823-3270 / / fax to 503-865-3479 


Homeless Management Information Systems

Wendy Smith (all general questions)

Hunter Belgard (HMIS training and technical assistance)

Michelle Helm (HMIS data analyst)
503-823-2354 /


Lead Hazard Control Program

Bev Keagbine
503-823-3336 /


Mortgage Credit Certificate

Program Staff (general questions)
503-823-2375 /

Dory Van Bockel (interested lenders)
503-823-4469 /

Sharon Johnson (questions about specific transactions)
503-823-1018 /

Bev Keagbine (questions about specific transactions)
503-823-3336 /


Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE)

Dory Van Bockel
503-823-4469 /


Non-Profit Low Income Housing Limited Tax Exemption (NPLTE)

Dory Van Bockel, Housing Program Coordinator
503-823-4469 /


System Development Charges (SDC) Exemptions

Program Staff (rotating) / fax to 503-865-3479