Here are lists of resources related to home repair, arranged by topic.
Home Repair Grants for Low-Income Homeowners
These community organizations receive funding from the Portland Housing Bureau in order to provide grants for home repairs for low-income homeowners. To learn more or apply for services, please contact the organization directly.
The Community Energy Project provides weatherization materials and installation workshops to low-income households, and their volunteers install weatherization improvements for low-income elderly households throughout Portland.
PCRI’s homeownership retention/repair program objective is to foster homeownership stability for low-moderate income homeowners, Aged 55 and older, living within the City of Portland.
REACH's Community Builder Program provides small-scale home repairs for low-income and disabled homeowners throughout Portland.
Rebuilding Together volunteers provide extensive home repairs for low-income homeowners throughout Portland.
Unlimited Choices provides housing rehabilitation to low/moderate-income residents of Portland. The Adapt-A-Home program provides accessibility modifications for people with physical disabilities of all ages. The Mend-A-Home program offers critical home repair to owner-occupied homes, including mobile/manufactured homes.
Home Improvement Services
Find information about other community organizations and programs that offer home improvement services:
Enhabit is a non-profit program designed to reduce homeowners' energy waste by encouraging. Apply for an assessment and no-money down financing for a variety of efficiency improvements.
Find information about the county's weatherization services for income-eligible residents.
The Lead Hazard Control Program (administered by PHB) provides a free evaluation of lead hazards and financial assistance to reduce lead-based paint hazards in housing occupied by qualified low- and moderate-income households.
Find information about lead poisoning, health effects, lead-based paint rules and regulations, and other lead-based paint topics that impact all Oregonians from parents and families to contractors and real estate agents.
Permits and Private Contractors
Find permit and information about working with private contractors here:
Find information about city building permits and codes; residential permits found here.
The Construction Contractors Board regulates construction contractors and promotes a competitive business environment through education, contractor licensing, dispute resolution, and law enforcement. Verify a contractor's license, and find information about dispute resolution services and best practices.
Other Useful Links
A list of accredited RRP (Renovation Repair and Painting) training providers and other related information, maintained by the Oregon Health Authority.