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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City of Portland Assessor’s Office Announces Slight Delay in Revaluation Notices

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The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Originally anticipated to be mailed the week of May 3...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

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The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: April 9, 2021

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

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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 & Economic Development
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Details Outdoor Dining & Retail Program for 2021-2022 Season

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City is updating its outdoor dining and retail permitting program, which will be in effect from April 2021 to April 2022. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expa...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

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The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 18, 2021

The 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.

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The City of Portland's 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.  Funds under this application can be used for the development of affordable housing in the City of Portland.  Appli...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2021

City Launches Second Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is launching the second round of free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its second round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) supplie...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

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The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

NEWS ALERT

After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City Reminds Business Owners of Plastic Straw Ordinance

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The City of Portland is reminding business owners of its ordinance that prohibits the distribution of plastic straws. Beginning April 1, 2020, restaurants and other food establishments were able to provide customers with a plastic straw by request only. A...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

COUNCIL NEWS

The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 55+ apartme...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Issues RFP for Historic Preservation Impact Study

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The City of Portland is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to complete a Historic Preservation Impact Study. Since 1990, the City of Portland has had a robust Historic Preservation program, created to recognize, preserve and enhance Portland&am...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Various City Boards & Commissions to Hold Emergency Meetings Tomorrow

NEWS ALERT

Various City of Portland boards and commissions will hold emergency meetings tomorrow to discuss adopting remote participation policies. 

These meetings include:

  • Fish Pier, Friday, July 30 at 9:00 AM
  • Portland Development Corporation, Friday, July 30...
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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

CDBG Funding Process Begins in October

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The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents. The City of Portland receives approximately $...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

New Round of Business Assistance Grants & Relaunch of Modified Microenterprise Grant

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The City of Portland is launching a new round of the Business Assistance Grant Program for Job Creation with grants of $10,000 per full-time job created, up to $20,000 per business. The purpose of this program is to create jobs for low/moderate income ind...

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