Housing and Community Development

The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) manages and administers Community Development and Housing Programs with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HCD is responsible for planning and expending funds received under four HUD programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and the Lead Hazard Control Grant (Lead Safe Housing)

The City allocates these funds to infrastructure projects, social service programs, economic development, housing rehabilitation, and affordable housing development.


HUD funds are utilized to benefit low and moderate-income Portland residents and city neighborhoods where a majority of the residents earn low and moderate incomes. HCD 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 Division 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. 


Please look at the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan for more information on program funding, goals, and expected outcomes. In addition, please view the 2018-2019 CAPER for more information on how the grant year is meeting the goals of the Consolidated Plan

Action Plan 2019-2020

Caper 2018-2019

Map of Housing Assisted with Public Funds

More information about our housing programs, and housing resources, can be found through the links below:

  1. Loan Programs

  2. Affordable Housing Development

  3. Housing Information & Resources

2019 Community Development Week

​Please join the City of Portland in celebrating Community Development Week April 22-26. A list of events can be found here . To RSVP for the CD Week events follow this link and sign up for as many as you can make! Lastly, be sure to take the Goals and Priorities Survey

2018 Interim Housing Report

The 2018 Interim Housing Report, prepared by City staff for the Housing Committee, is an update of housing data and policy implementations undertaken during the past year.  The report highlights housing development achievements with new development units, inclusionary zoning, and subsidized housing development.  Also included in the report is a "state of the housing market" section as well as housing initiatives and implementation tools adopted during 2018.  The report concludes with a reporting of federal and local housing resources that support local housing development. 

2018 Interim Housing Report

2017 Annual Housing Report

In the Fall of 2017, City staff prepared a Housing Report for the Council's Housing Committee that described the state of the current market and City policies and programs, and outlined additional proposed policy initiatives. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 policy ideas.  A special community forum was then held to engage attendees in a discussion of what part of the list merits priority attention for a more detailed analysis by the City. 

Many interested parties responded to the report with thoughts about housing in Portland. 

2017 Housing Report

Pages from 2017 Housing Report

A development of ten or more units of housing in the City requires the project to provide either on-site or off-site workforce housing units, or make a payment to the City's Housing Trust Fund.

Since the passage of the Ordinance in 2015, there have been several projects reviewed under its requirements. The projects have chosen a number of creative approaches towards meeting the Ordinance, which is designed to provide flexibility in how to produce workforce housing. 

Note that the units and fee-in-lieu contributions are not provided until the project is complete. Since construction can take two years for a major project, the City is just seeing the first units be complete and occupied. This list also does not include several projects, such as 58 Fore Street, for which applications are expected but not received to date. Nonetheless, this chart gives a sense of the pipeline of projects producing workforce housing:

Inclusionary Zoning Development Projects without subsidies Dec 2015 to June 2019

Workforce Housing, and Hotel Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

2019 Income Limits - Portland HUD Metro Fair Market Rent Area and Maximum Rents

Portland Rental Market Survey, 2018

Historical Portland HMFA Annual Median Income

Housing Replacement Fee