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 Matthew.Tschabold@portlandoregon.gov or by phone at 503-823-3607.
Members of the media may direct inquiries to Martha Calhoon, Public Information Officer, at Martha.Calhoon@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1132.