The Portland Housing Authority has announced it’s closing the first of four Portland Housing Development Centers, including the Portland Housing Center in downtown Portland.
The Housing Authority’s decision comes after months of work by the Portland Development Commission and the city.
The agency says the three new centers will be closed at the end of the year.
The agency will not offer any additional details on how the centers will operate, citing a confidentiality agreement with the developers.
The city also says it is reopening the remaining six centers in downtown and in the suburbs, and it will have a new director to run them.
The three centers closed in November and December.
The city also announced in April it was closing the two older centers in Portland and Southeast Portland.
It also closed the Center for Urban Renewal in the heart of the city’s commercial district in June.
In a news release, the Housing Authority says the Portland Center in the downtown area will remain open, but it will be open in the winter months and at other times to accommodate special events.
The Housing Authority will continue to operate Portland Housing Communities in the Northeast, Southwest and Southwest Portland neighborhoods.
The four new centers are the Portland Area Development Council, the Portland Building Authority and the Portland Community Housing Authority.