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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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Frequently Asked Questions (for Lenders)

How do I become a MCC Lender?

Lenders and brokers are required to sign an MCC Lender/Broker Participation Agreement with PHB and pay a participation fee for the current funding allocation. Loan officers must attend a training session in order to become a certified loan officer and submit MCC applications.

For more information or to be added to a waiting list, contact PHB at

Do other cities in Oregon offer the MCC program?

No. The MCC is only available within the City of Portland.

How do I verify the property is in the City of Portland?

To verify the property is located within the city limits of Portland enter the property address in and click on "search." Then click on the "Assessor" tab and scroll down to verify that the City of Portland is listed as a "Tax District."

How long will it take for PHB to process a MCC request?

PHB will process all complete MCC application packets it receives within 5-7 business days. Incomplete packets will not begin to be processed until a complete packet is received.

Where do I send a complete MCC packet?

Complete MCC application packets should be scanned and emailed to or faxed to 503-865-3480.