The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has revised the Inclusionary Housing Program (IH) administrative rules to incorporate technical changes. These changes provide additional clarity to the public and City staff regarding the IH Program. Technical changes include an expansion of the definitions section, update of the compliance sections, and reconciliation of terms to reflect those used in the zoning code. The amended administrative rules can be found online here.
PHB’s administrative rulemaking requires a minimum 60-day public process with public notification of the proposed changes and a public hearing to accept testimony. PHB conducted approximately a 3-month public process with opportunities for the public to provide written comments or testify at a community meeting and a dedicated public hearing.
Throughout the process, staff sought out the engagement of industry professionals to review and dialogue on the proposed changes. Participants included development industry representatives from the for-profit and non-profit sectors. All comments received through public testimony were analyzed by staff against policy and program goals and outcomes.
The Housing Bureau would like to thank everyone who participated in the public outreach process. If you have questions regarding the IH administrative rule changes or the IH administrative rulemaking process, please contact the IH Rules Coordinator: Jessica Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503-823-4100.