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Posted on: May 13, 2021

2021-2022 Annual HUD Action Plan Draft Released

The Housing and Community Development Division has released the 2021-2022 Annual HUD Action Plan draft. The draft has been sent to HUD offices for approval. Approval is expected at the end of June.

Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Join Us on April 14 for a Community Development Forum - We Need Your Input

Feedback Requested

Join us on April 14, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to discuss our five-year housing and community development plan. No need to know details of the plan to be involved, we will be going over that and providing more details during our discussion. The primary go...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2021

City Manager releases FY22 CDBG Recommendations

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and supplemental CARES ACT funding today. More information is available on the City’s Housing and Economic Division web...

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City Managers Recommendation Letter 2021 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Community Survey Launch

Community Development Survey

The City of Portland Housing and Community Development Division has launched phase II of their community development survey. We encourage all Portland Residents to follow the link and provide their feedback.

HCD 5 Year Community Survey Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 26, 2021

MaineHousing Emergency Rent Relief Program to Open March 1, 2021

MaineHousing has announced the Emergency Rent Relief  Program will open March 1, 2021 at 12pm. Maine has $200 million in rent relief funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program will provide rental and utility relief p...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Housing and Community Development Updates