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Services, guides, and information

Apply for home repair loan

Homeowners who live in the Interstate Corridor or the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas (URAs) may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 to fund repairs, like a leaky roof, or electrical and plumbing issues. Households must income-qualify (see Income Guidelines).

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Apply for relocation assistance exemption

Under specific situations outlined in the policy, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria before applying.

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How does a Landlord claim an exemption from paying Relocation Assistance?

This guide provides a simplified look at the situations where a unit may qualify for an exemption. For full details and official guidance, refer to the Interim Administrative Rules and Portland City Code 30.01.085.

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Inclusionary housing program

A minimum of 23,000 additional housing units are needed to serve low and moderate income households. The inclusionary housing program is designed to help meet this need, working to preserve economically diverse neighborhoods and housing affordability.

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Notify of a relocation payment

Relocation assistance, paid to the tenant, is triggered by any of these events: no-cause eviction, rent increase of 10% or more, substantial change to lease terms, or denied option to renew lease. The landlord must notify PHB within 30 days by submitting a Notice of Relocation Payment form.

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Search for rental housing

One of the resources to help you find rental housing is called OneApp Oregon. Once you have created an account, the site compares your application against screening criteria for multiple rentals. Search thousands of rentals at once, and save time and money on application fees.

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