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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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Home Repair Resources and Links

List of resources related to home repair and retention, sorted by topic.


Home Improvement Services

These community organizations provide home repairs for low-income homeowners.
To learn more or apply for services, please contact the organization directly.


PHB-Funded Nonprofits:

Community Energy Project
(503) 284-6827  |  2900 SE Stark St. Ste A
www.communityenergyproject.org

  • Emergency Home Repair & Senior Weatherization
    Safety repairs and in-home weatherization services to save energy and reduce utility bills
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus in Lents and Interstate URAs. Preference given to seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Expanded Home Repair
    Larger repairs such as small plumbing or electrical needs, roof patches, or gutters
    Service Area: Lents & Interstate URA’s

  • Floodplain Home Repair
    Home repair services for homes in floodplain
    Service Area: Households inside Lents URA and Johnson Creek 100-Year Floodplain
  • DIY Weatherization Workshops
    Learn basic weatherization and insulation techniques and get free supplies to save on energy costs in your home
    Service Area: Citywide

Native American Youth & Family Center
(503) 288-8177  |  5135 NE Columbia Blvd.
www.nayapdx.org

  • Home Repair and Weatherization
    Repair, maintenance, and in-home weatherization services to save energy and reduce utility bills
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus in Lents and Interstate URAs

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
(503) 288-2923  |  6329 NE MLK Blvd.
www.pcrihome.org

Homeownership Retention & Repair

  • 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.
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus Interstate URA

REACH Community Development
(503) 501-5719  |  4150 SW Moody Ave.
www.reachcdc.org

  • Community Builders                                                                                                                                                                       
    REACH's Community Builder Program provides small-scale home repairs for low-income and disabled homeowners throughout Portland.
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus in Lents and Interstate URAs

Rebuilding Together
(503) 943-7515  |  5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
www.rtpdx.org

  • Safe & Healthy Repair Program
    Rebuilding Together volunteers provide extensive home repairs for low-income homeowners throughout Portland.
    Service Area: Citywide

  • National Rebuild Day (in April)
    Small, preventative maintenance repairs
    Service Area: Citywide

Unlimited Choices
(503) 234-6167  |  211 SE 80th Ave.
www.unlimitedchoices.org

Adapt-A-Home

  • Accessibility adaptations for people of all ages with physical disabilities. Modifications may include handrails, wheel-in showers, ramps, etc.
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus in Lents and Interstate URAs

  • Mend-A-Home
    Critical home repairs to address safety and structural stability needs, including mobile homes.
    Service Area: Citywide, with focus in Lents and Interstate URAs

For information on home repair loans, please visit PHB’s Home Repair Loan program.

Other Home Repair/Improvement Providers:

Multnomah County Weatherization Program

  • Find information about the county's weatherization services for income-eligible residents.

Portland Lead Hazard Control Program

  • 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.

State of Oregon's Lead Poisoning Prevention 

  • 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


Home Retention & Anti-Displacement Services

PHB provides funding to these community organizations to provide foreclosure prevention counseling and small financial assistance to help low-income homeowners retain their housing.

African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)
(503) 595-3517  |  825 NE 20th Ave. Suite 225
www.aaah.org

  • AAAH provides case management services to keep low-income homeowners in stable housing. HUD-certified foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation counseling is also available by appointment.

Hacienda Community Development Center
(503) 595-2111  |  6700 NE Killingsworth St.
www.haciendacdc.org

  • Hacienda’s Default Intervention Program provides support to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Our HUD-certified housing counselors work with those struggling financially to identify and explore all available options based on their specific situations. Limited-time funding available for mortgage assistance. Services available in English/Spanish.

Latino Network
(503) 283-6881  |  410 NE 18th Ave.
www.latnet.org

  • Latino Network’s Family Stability Programs help families to connect to the resources and assistance they need. Bilingual/bicultural case managers provide culturally-specific, intensive home retention case management to help families secure stable housing.

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
(503) 288-2923  |  6329 NE MLK Blvd.
www.pcrihome.org

  • PCRI provides case management services to keep low-income homeowners in stable housing.

Permits and Private Contractors

Find permit and information about working with private contractors here:

Bureau of Development Services 

  • Find information about city building permits and codes; residential permits found here.

Construction Contractors Board 

  • 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

Portland Maps 

  • See which service area your home is in.

RRP Training

  • A list of accredited RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) training providers and other related information, maintained by the Oregon Health Authority.