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  • April is Fair Housing Month!

    Every April, OHCS commemorates the passage of the Fair Housing Act, and we celebrate the significant progress we’ve made towards fair housing.  It is also a time to reexamine the work that remains – housing discrimination remains a problem in Oregon today.  We can do more to ensure that all Oregonians have access to safe and affordable housing.
    Learn more at: www.fhco.org
  • 2013 Notices of Funding Availability Project Awards

    Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is pleased to announce the results of our Multi-Family Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the federal HOME funds and 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs). For this funding cycle, OHCS is awarding $22 million in grants and tax credits in order to increase the number of affordable housing units in Oregon.

    To learn more click here.

  • OHCS Gets Federal Award for Service on National Working Group

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded Oregon Housing Community Services (OHCS) a plaque for its work on the "The Interagency Rental Policy Working Group." The award, given to OHCS "In appreciation of our vision, collaboration, and contribution to the 2013 Physical Inspection Alignment Pilot" and was from HUD, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD), and the U.S. Treasury.

    To learn more click here.
  • OHCS Transition Planning

    The Governor has called upon Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to develop a new way of delivering housing and community services. Specifically the Governors' Balance Budget (GBB) released on November 30, 2012 asks that OHCS develop "a new model of state governance, service delivery, and community partnership" for housing and safety net services.
  • New Foreclosure Prevention Program Offers Up to $30,000 in Assistance

    The Home Rescue Program is now available throughout Oregon. The program provides up to $20,000 in mortgage payment assistance and up to $10,000 in reinstatement benefits to qualified applicants. The program aims to assist more than 2,500 homeowners statewide. Applications are accepted online every other Wednesday at noon until all resources are allocated.

  • Signup for OHCS E-News!

    OHCS communicates with the public and agency partners through partner messages, technical advisories and news releases. Get informed on OHCS activities by signing up for some of the following OHCS's E-News lists.
    List examples to subscribe to include: Director's Partner Letter, Agency News Releases, and Multifamily Technical Advisories.
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10-Year Plan for Oregon 
10-Year Plan for Oregon is a state effort to focus and tie investments to specific outcomes in six key policy areas: 1- Education, 2- Healthy People, 3- Economy and Jobs, 4- Healthy Environment, 5- Safety, and 6- Improving Government.
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