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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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Affordable Housing Set Aside Policy Set to Undergo Review

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) and the Portland Development Commission (PDC) are beginning work on a process to review and update the City’s Set Aside policy for affordable housing. Established by Portland City Council in 2006, the Set Aside remains the largest and primary source of financing for affordable housing programs in the city.

The policy is reviewed for any necessary updates and changes every five years, with the last review completed in 2010. The Housing Bureau and PDC have scheduled three public meetings to gather input from stakeholders and the public before making recommendations to City Council.


Set Aside Review Public Involvement Opportunities

All meetings will take place during the Portland Housing Advisory Commission meetings at the Portland Housing Bureau, located at 421 SW 6th Ave., Suite 500, Portland OR 97204

Public Hearing One: Overview of current policy and initial discussion on any changes needed

When: July 9, 2015 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Public Hearing Two: 
Presentation of initial draft policy and program recommendations

When: August 4, 2015 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and again from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Public Hearing Three: Presentation of final draft policy and program recommendations

When: September 1, 2015 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For more information, contact Matthew Tschabold, Policy and Equity Manager for the Portland Housing Bureau, at or by phone at 503-823-3607. 

Members of the media may direct inquiries to Martha Calhoon, Public Information Officer, at or 503-823-1132.