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2011 OHCS Director's Messages
News and Events / Messages
December 16, 2011 - Mortgage Payment Assistance program reopens, Preservation projects receive funding awards, 2012 Consolidated Funding cycle approaches, Individual Development Account Initiative makes awards, and Happy Holidays!

November 10, 2011 - Moving to a new Oregon Housing and Community Services
October 21, 2011 - Preparing budget reduction options
September 7, 2011 - Regional Solutions Centers now open, Oregon Housing and Community Services Conference, OHSI Administrator recruitment open, and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program tops $14 million.
August 23, 2011 - Consolidated Funding Cycle Awards, Oregon Housing and Community Services 2011 Conference
August 12, 2011 - Governor Appoints OHCS Director
August 11, 2011 - PBCA Contract Update
August 10, 2011
Department Updates, Draft Oregon Ten-Year Plan, Legislative update, Canyon East nears completion, Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative, Single Family, and Customer Service survey.
July 29, 2011
PBCA contract denial, Financial Review process, Legislative update, Mortgage Payment Assistance Program gains momentum, Partner Kudos, and Trillium Terrace opens.
July 8, 2011
Department updates; Legislative updates; Program updates

July 7, 2011 
Legislative Wrap-up
July 1, 2011
HUD Contract Update
June 21, 2011 
Bridge Meadows Opening, Hood River Crossing Apartments Opening, Save the date for the OHCS Housing Conference, Accountant 4 position opening, legislative update, Habitat for Humanity Revolving Loan Fund, and Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative update.
June 6, 2011 
Opening of bud Clark Commons, Capacity Building Grants, Lean Streamlining process for Multifamily Housing, Budget Moves through Ways and Means, Oregon Homeless Population Increases Again, and June is Homeownership Month.
May 27, 2011 
Upcoming financial review process, Legislative updates, New Oregon Individual Development Account request for proposals, Prestigious HUD grant awarded to Home Forward, The Ramona Apartments grand opening, Home loan program interest rate drops and New hires.
May 13, 2011 
Consolidated Funding Cycle, State Housing Council, Permaculture Conference a success, Legislative updates, and Program Updates.
May 02, 2011
Focusing on improving government, Regional Solutions Centers, New hire at OHCS, Legislative Updates, and Program Updates.
April 22, 2011
Department updates; Legislative updates; Program updates
April 15, 2011
Program updates; Legislative updates, Dave Castricano retires
April 8, 2011
Possible federal government shutdown
April 7, 2011
Farmworker Housing celebration; Ways and Means budget presentation
March 25, 2011
New OHSI hire; Ways and Means presentation; legislative update; new servicers enrolled in MPA program; Farmworker Housing celebration
March 17, 2011
Department efficiencies studied; Oregon invited to participate in streamlining pilot project; upcoming hearings; Oregon Individual Account Development Initiative awards announced
March 2, 2011
Transitions, Changes at the Homeownership
Stabilization Initiative and Next Steps
March 10, 2011
NSP 3, Homeownership Stabilization Initiative update, Legislative Update, Department comings and goings
Margaret S. Van Vliet