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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) was directed by the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly to both: develop and implement the Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program, and convene a Housing Choice Advisory Committee.The Housing Choice Advisory Committee is made up of representatives of landlords, tenants, and public housing authorities. It advises the Department with respect to the Housing Choice Voucher Program; it discusses best practices for maximizing participation by landlords and tenants; it develops strategies and measures for gauging the effectiveness of the program, and monitors the Landlord Guarantee Fund.
Funding for this program is limited and dependent upon a state budget allocation. If the program runs out of funds before receipt of any new state budget allocation, landlords who submit claims to the Landlord Guarantee Fund will be notified in writing that there is no funding available and applications received by OHCS will be retained. If new funds are received, applications will be processed in the order that they were received. There is no guarantee that new funds will be made available.
The Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program is designed to provide financial assistance to landlords to mitigate damages caused by tenants as a result of their occupancy under the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8. Tenants with Housing Choice vouchers for veterans, also known as Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing or VASH, are also eligible.
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