Rental Housing Resources

housing safety office

View the Housing Safety page to learn more about rental housing registration for short-term and long-term rental units as well as property inspections, and code enforcement. 

rent control & rental housing rights

The Rent Control Ordinance establishes a base rent of most rental units in Portland to the rent charged in June 2020, and caps the amount by which landlords may increase that rent annually. Learn more about rent control and your rental housing rights.

Rent board

The Rent Control Ordinance also established a Rent Board to conduct hearings in response to tenant complaints, mediate disputes between tenants and landlords, and consider landlords' requests for rent increases outside the scope of the Ordinance. 

rental assisstance programs

View MaineHousing's COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

View our Housing and Community Development page.