About PHA

Establishment & Funding


The Portland Housing Authority (PHA) was established in 1943 under State enabling legislation and authorized by resolution of the Portland City Council. It is covered under the federal Housing Act of 1937 as amended, and primarily funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Services & Statistics


PHA and its affiliated corporations provide long-term affordable rental housing and rental assistance to more than 3,000 low-income families, seniors and disabled individuals through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs. It houses over 6,500 residents, close to 10% of the City’s population. The  agency believes that providing safe, quality, affordable housing it gives its residents the stability they need and the opportunity for success they deserve. 

Mission Statement


Together with its community partners, the PHA provides and expands affordable housing and services that improve quality of life, build community, enhance safety and promote personal success for the people we serve and the neighborhoods in which they reside.

Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Policy


In compliance with federal fair housing policies and laws, the PHA cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. The agency seeks to promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse communities in the areas we serve.