Housing & Economic Development

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. 

The 2021-2022 CDBG Application is available on the Housing and & Community Development page. 

The mission of the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Department is to help integrate into Portland's economy immigrants and residents who need access to opportunities, as well as assist the business community who need qualified employees.  For more information, click here.

The mission of the Office of Creative Portland in the Department is to support the creative economy through the arts by providing essential resources, fostering partnerships, and by promoting Portland's artistic talents and cultural assets.  For more information, click here:


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Aprenda más sobre las programas de préstamos y subvenciones! 

تعرف على المزيد حول برامج القروض والمنح COVID-19!

En savoir plus sur les programmes de prêts et de subventions COVID-19!

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