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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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Current Housing Opportunity

Explore three opportunities for affordable rental housing through the Preference Policy waitlist. Select a property to see details about amenities, available units, and more. Applicants must meet income requirements and rental screening criteria to be eligible for housing.

The North/Northeast Preference Policy is an effort to address the harmful impacts of urban renewal in North/Northeast Portland, including the historic and ongoing displacement of longtime community members, by giving preference to housing applicants with generational ties to the area. Current and former longtime residents of North/Northeast Portland will be considered for new affordable housing opportunities before applicants without a previous history of having lived in the area.

To be eligible for any of these affordable rental opportunities, interested applicants must apply through the North/Northeast Preference Policy waitlist. We will begin accepting applications on Monday, January 6th beginning at 9:00 AM through Friday, February 21st at 11:59 PM. The date and time that an application is received during the application period will not affect an applicant's position on the waitlist. The Preference Policy application process does not guarantee assistance or housing; rather it prioritizes households for affordable housing opportunities.

For Preference Policy Waitlist Application Questions: | 503-823-4147


Allowable Maximum Income by Household Size

King + Parks: up to 60% AMI

Renaissance Commons: up to 30 or 60% AMI

Songbird: up to 50 or 60% AMI

What does it mean when there are two AMI limits, such as "up to 30 or 60% AMI"?
—This is because some properties may have units available for different income limits.

Household Size 30% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI
1 $18,480 $30,800 $36,960
2 $21,120 $35,200 $42,240
3 $23,760 $39,600 $47,520
4 $26,370 $43,950 $52,740
5 $28,500 $47,500 $57,000
6 $30,600 $51,000 $61,200
7 $32,700 $54,500 $65,400
*AMI stands for Area Median Income


Map of Eligible Areas 

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. Use the Preference Policy Map to explore eligible areas and search addresses. Follow the link below for directions.

How many preference points do I qualify for? >