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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing project.
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The Rental Services Office operates a helpline and provides on-site technical assistance and information specific to Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance. The RSO is a resource for both landlords and renters.
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Between April and September 2017, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) convened a 19-member Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) to develop a community-driven policy framework to guide goals, objectives, reporting, and decision-making for Portland's Housing Bond.
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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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Under specific situations outlined in the policy and the Administrative Rules, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria and administrative rules before applying.
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The Bond Opportunity Solicitation invites development partners to submit proposals to develop affordable housing focused on meeting the goals, priorities and guidelines in Portland’s Housing Bond Policy Framework. Proposals may include new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
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The City of Portland has identified the need for a minimum of 23,000 additional housing units 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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Renters in Portland who are served a no-cause eviction or encounter any of the triggering events may have the right to be paid relocation assistance from their landlord. Landlords must notify RSO of the payment. For eligible exemptions, see the Administrative Rules.
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In 2018, voters approved a $652.8 million affordable housing bond measure to create permanently affordable homes across Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. Metro is working with local partners and communities to bring affordable homes to 12,000 people: seniors, families and veterans.
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Executive rule imposes a moratorium on residential evictions in Multnomah County and the City of Portland on the basis of nonpayment of rent due to wage loss resulting from COVID-19. View Frequently Asked Questions on this page.
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Relocation assistance is paid to the tenant and triggered by the specific events listed in the Administrative Rules. The landlord must notify PHB within 30 days by submitting a Notice of Relocation Payment form.
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A minimum of 15%* of the units must be affordable at 80% MFI, except within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, where 20% of the units must be affordable.
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Applicants can elect to make 10% of units affordable at 60% MFI in buildings within the Central City and Gateway Plan Districts, or 8%* of units in buildings in all other areas.
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Applicants can elect to build IH Units off-site in another new development (New Construction Receiving Building), on a separate site from the multifamily development that is subject to the IH Program requirements (Sending Buidling).
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Applicants can elect to designate IH Units in an existing building (Existing Receiving Building), on a separate site from the multifamily development subject to the IH Program requirements (Sending Building).
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Applicants may pay a fee-in-lieu in place of providing affordable units. PHB staff calculate the fee amount due by multiplying the gross square footage of the residential and residential-related areas of the building by the Fee-in-Lieu Factor.
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FAIR goes into effect March 1, 2020. The new administrative rules for Application and Screening and Security Deposits apply to rental housing units in Portland. View the training schedule and sign up for a free training.