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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

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fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Regulatory Option 5: Reconfiguration

Within Options 1 and 2, applicants can provide an alternative mix of affordable units based on the total number of bedrooms required with the option chosen. Redistributing bedrooms into affordable units of two bedrooms or more results in a building with a smaller overall number of affordable units that are larger type units.


Sample Building composition: 200 total units

  • 50 Studio units
  • 100 One-bedroom units
  • 32 Two-bedroom units
  • 18 Three-bedroom units

STEP 1: Calculate required units based on option chosen

Sample Building chose Option 2: 10% of units at 60% MFI

Required IH Units: 20 IH Units

  • 5 Studio IH Units
  • 10 One-bedroom IH Units
  • 3 Two-bedroom IH Units
  • 2 Three-bedroom IH Units

STEP 2: Calculate the number of bedrooms required

Total Bedrooms required to provide based on option chosen: 27 bedrooms

STEP 3: Choose an option that meets the requirements and works best for the project.

Sample unit mixes to achieve a minimum 27 bedroom requirement:

Option A: 9 total IH Units
                  9 Three-bedroom IH Units

Option B: 10 total IH Units
                   7 Three-bedroom IH Units
                   3 Two-bedroom IH Units

Option C: 12 total IH Units
                   5 Three-bedroom IH Units
                   5 Two-bedroom IH Units
                   2 One-bedroom IH Units

Notes: The same incentives apply to the reconfigured affordable units as are available for the affordable units in options 1 and 2. Units cannot be reconfigured down. Studios cannot be reconfigured into one-bedroom units.