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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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Verification Documents

The Applicant must have one verification document from each of Lists A, B, and C. The documents must show a name and address.

List A – Applicant Identification

One type of photo ID from List A

  • Photo ID
  • Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Green card
  • Military identification cards

List B – Applicant Proof of Address

One document from List B showing the applicant’s name and the address

  • Bank documents
  • Court documents
  • Credit card documents
  • Credit reports
  • Current/Previous driver’s license
  • Household bills (lights, water, gas, electric bills, etc.)
  • Income tax records
  • Insurance documents (Car, life, renters, etc.)
  • Lease agreements
  • Marriage licenses
  • Membership registries
  • Military identification cards
  • Mortgage documents
  • Phone bills
  • Posted mail
  • School records
  • Paystubs
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Voter registration records
  • Cable or internet bill

List C – Parent/Guardian or Grandparent Proof of Address

One document from List C showing the relative's name and the address.
Potential valid documents are not limited to this list.

  • Bank documents
  • Court documents
  • Credit card documents
  • Credit reports
  • Current/Previous driver’s license
  • Household bills
  • Income tax records
  • Insurance documents
  • Central library city directory records
  • Lease agreements
  • Marriage licenses
  • Medical bills
  • Membership registries
  • Military identification cards (if it provides an address)
  • Mortgage documents
  • Paystubs
  • Phone bills
  • Posted mail
  • Property deeds
  • Property tax records
  • Public benefit records
  • Applicant’s school records
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Voter registration records
  • Utility bills