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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Please Support Our Partners

In this holiday season, as we are mindful of all we have to be thankful for, we are often inspired to share with those who have less. Portland Housing Bureau's partners are nationally recognized organizations that will do even more with your support.

With our partners, we preserved or created affordable homes, increased opportunities for homeownership and helped people experiencing poverty regain homes.  

In 2013 we developed, rehabilitated and preserved more than 600 units affordable to households earning between 0 and 60% Median Family Income (MFI). With our partners at Home Forward and Lifeworks Northwest, we investment nearly $4.5 million in Beech Street Apartments, a development in Northeast Portland that will provide permanent homes with supportive services and expand a culturally-focused residential treatment program, Project Network.

In a time of growing need and declining resources, we are focused on continuing to providing value to taxpayers. Our investments leverage substantial public and private money, stretching limited tax dollars and delivering great outcomes. With our partners from Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Proud Ground, Hacienda CDC, African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH), Portland Housing Center and Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative (PCRI), PHB helped 345 households become homeowners in 2013 through homebuyer education, counseling and down payment assistance.

In 2013 we prevented or ended homelessness for 2,231 households through short-term rent assistance with our partners from Home Forward, City of Gresham and Multnomah County. This includes rent or mortgage payment, deposits and application fees, move-in costs and support services to households earning between 0 and 50% MFI. Nearly 90% of households receiving short term rent assistance and eviction prevention retain their housing at six months after receiving assistance.

Please support our partners in their work.

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African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)

American Red CrossOregon Chapter

Asian Pacific Islander Community Improvement Association

Cascade AIDS Project

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

Center for Intercultural Organizing

Central City Concern

Community Alliance of Tenants

Community Energy Project

Dignity Village

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Habitat for HumanityPortland/Metro East

Hacienda CDC

Housing Development Center

Human Solutions

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Impact Northwest

Innovative Housing, Inc.


Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Macdonald Center

Native American Youth and Family Center

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood Partnerships

New Avenues for Youth

Northwest Housing Alternatives

Northwest Pilot Project

Open Meadow

Oregon Opportunity Network

Oregon Tradeswomen

Outside In

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative (PCRI)

Portland Housing Center

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center

Proud Ground


Rebuilding Together

Rose Community Development Center

Sabin Community Development Center

The Salvation Army – Portland Metro

Street Roots

Transition Projects

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Unlimited Choices

Urban League of Portland

Youthbuild Portland