Permanent Renter Relocation Assistance Policy Update

As you may know, on Wednesday March 7 Portland City Council adopted a permanent mandatory relocation assistance policy into city code. In response, the Portland Housing Bureau developed interim rules and forms on March 8 to inform the public and process exemption requests. This is an update to the rules and forms issued on March 8.

The amended interim rules and exemption request forms are available online, along with general information on the relocation assistance requirements for both renters and landlords.

Housing Bureau staff can assist with Relocation Assistance questions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-11 am, and 1-4 pm. A dedicated phone line and email has been established to provide information and technical assistance:

Phone: 503.823.1303


In the coming months, the Housing Bureau will begin the permanent rule making process, which will include engaging the Rental Services Commission for general feedback on the interim rules, working with the Mayor’s Office to develop and publish draft permanent rules, at least 60 days of public comment and two public hearings on the draft permanent rules, and gathering recommendations from the Rental Services Commission on the draft permanent rules.

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