Housing & Community Development


As of October 1, 2020 the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) has ended.  Applications received through October 1st will be processed on a first come first served basis until all funds have been distributed. The City Council allocated additional funds in the amount of $524,669 to the program on October 8.  Before new applications can be accepted, approval is required from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  City staff anticipate receiving HUD approval before the end of October.  An announcement will be made when the City is able to begin accepting new applications.  The application will be available on the City’s website.  When approved, the program will provide up to $1,000/month in rental assistance and $250 in utility assistance payments for eligible households. 


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. 


Current and archived reports are available posted in the document center. Click here to view reports.

Map of Housing Assisted with Public Funds


  1. Loan Programs

2019 Housing Report

The 2019 Housing Report has been provided by the Housing and Community Development Division, Planning and Urban Development Department for the City Council’s Housing Committee. This report is designed to give an overview of the current housing market and report out on the many policies and initiatives the City has adopted to address the issues of housing availability and affordability.