Other Housing Information & Resources

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

Tenant Housing Rights Form

Tenant Housing Rights Form

- Portland Housing Authority (PHA)
- AVESTA Housing
- Community Housing of Maine (CHOM)
- Shalom House

-2019 Housing Replacement Fee

Bed Bugs (PDF)

Code Enforcement/Building Inspections - (207) 874-8703
Energy Disclosure (PDF)


Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Presentation from Housing Forum
Summary of Recommended Actions

Shelters and Homeless Services
- Family Shelter
- Oxford Street Shelter - (207) 761-2072
- Preble Street

HUD (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)

Maine State Housing Authority - (207) 626-4600
Mold Basics (PDF)

Pine Tree Legal - (207) 774-8211
Provides free legal help to low-income Mainers

Portland Housing Authority - (207) 773-4753

Section 8 - (207) 773-4753
Rental vouchers administered by the Portland Housing Authority at 14 Baxter Boulevard.

General Assistance - (207) 775-7911
Available to Portland residents who need assistance with basic needs such as rent, food, medication, fuel, utilities, and other essential services. Offices located at 196 Lancaster Street. 
Rights of Tenants in Maine (PDF)

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Information on Lead Poisoning Prevention from the EPA

Accessory Dwelling Units