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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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N/NE Preference Policy Maps

Everyone who applies during the application round will be sorted on a waitlist for the advertised housing opportunities. Top priority will be given to households who owned property in N/NE Portland that was taken by City government, and to their descendants.

All other applicants can receive up to six “preference points” based on their current or past residence (plus that of a parent/guardian or grandparent) within areas of concentrated urban renewal in N/NE Portland. Households will be selected for housing from the top of the waitlist in order of preference. 

Preference is...

  • based on the amount of urban renewal activity that occurred where you or your parent/guardian or grandparent lived (or currently live) in N/NE Portland;

  • given to applicants who were displaced, are at risk of displacement, or  who are the descendants of families that were displaced due to urban renewal in N/NE Portland;

  • given regardless of whether you currently reside in N/NE Portland.


Use the online map


The color-coded zones on the map correspond to different preference point values, based on the level of urban renewal activity in that area. 

Click here to use the online map (opens best with Chrome)

Directions: Type an address into the “address search” bar above the map to see which zone the address falls in. When you apply, you can receive up to three points for your own (current or former) address, and up to three more for a parent/guardian or grandparent, for a maximum total of six points possible.

Addresses in the blue zone qualify for 1 point.
Addresses in the purple zone qualify for 2 points.
Addresses in the orange zone qualify for 3 points.

Tip: If you have more than one eligible address, use the address search bar to look up multiple addresses until you find which one qualifies for the maximum point value. When you apply, you may use the same address twice if you currently live at the same address as a parent/guardian or grandparent, or if you live in a home formerly occupied by a parent/guardian or grandparent.

  

Download the map 


The color-coded zones on the map correspond to different preference point values, based on the level of urban renewal activity in that area.

Click here to download the map (PDF)

map Directions: Use the map to find which zone an address lands in to determine how many preference points that address is eligible to receive. When you apply, you can receive up to three points for your own current or former address, and up to three more for a parent/guardian or grandparent, for a maximum total of six points possible.

Addresses in the light gray zone qualify for 1 point.
Addresses in the dark gray zone qualify for 2 points.
Addresses in the black zone qualify for 3 points.

Tip: If you have more than one eligible address,  look up multiple addresses until you find which one qualifies for the maximum point value. When you apply, you may use the same address twice if you currently live at the same address as a parent/guardian or grandparent, or if you live in a home formerly occupied by a parent/guardian or grandparent.