The Housing & Community Development Division manages and administers federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The City allocates these funds to infrastructure projects, social service programs, economic development, housing rehabilitation, and affordable housing development.

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

  2. Affordable Housing Development

  3. Rental Assistance

  4. Housing Information & Resources

Inclusionary Zoning

The City Council adopted ordinance changes in October 2015 that require that all new housing developments of 10 units or more meet a 10% workforce housing requirement. Linked below are the Implementation Regulations that detail how the City's inclusionary zoning requirements may be satisfied:

A1 - Inclusionary Zoning Background and Definitions

A2 - Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Regulations for Developers of Homeownership Housing

A3 - Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Regulations for Developers of Rental Housing

A4 - Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Regulations for Owners and Tenants of Workforce Rental Units

A5 - Inclusionary Zoning Regulations for Owners of Workforce Homeownership Units

For any questions about Portland's Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance please contact Tyler Norod at 207-874-5028 or tnn@portlandmaine.gov.

Housing Policy Reference Binder
The following indexed binder provides a compilation of all housing related policy tools, reports, and financial resources currently being employed by the City of Portland.  The document is designed to be a reference for staff, elected officials, and the general public.  

Housing Policy Reference Binder

Watch the February 2015 Housing Forum

 Housing Forum