The Housing & Economic Development Department is focused on cultivating a healthy and vibrant economic climate as well as fostering housing development opportunities in the City of Portland. We strive to maintain and grow a diversified tax base that supports strong employment opportunities, while positioning Portland to compete in the global marketplace.
Comprehensive assistance is available to businesses at every stage of development and growth, whether just starting up, expanding or relocating to the city. Our services are designed to streamline doing business in Portland and are free and confidential.
Our Housing & Community Development team supports a wide variety of projects and programs including social and neighborhood services, public facilities, and infrastructure in eligible neighborhoods and housing rehabilitation and housing development. The team works in partnership with residents, non-profit agencies and City departments to benefit low and moderate-income residents and improve the neighborhoods in which they live. The team also administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.