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Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership Program (OHOP)

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About the Program
Long Term Rental Assistance - OHOP Client Referral Forms
COVID-19 Short Term Hotel/Motel Assistance
Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Service Regions
Funding and Administration

About the Program

  • The goal of OHOP is to assist clients in achieving and maintaining housing stability so as to avoid homelessness and improve their access to, and engagement in, HIV care and treatment.
  • The program provides tenant based rental assistance to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS through rental subsidy payments.
  • The program is designed to act as a bridge to long-term assistance programs, such as the Housing Choice Voucher program (sometimes called Section 8).
  • Participation in the program is voluntary and conditional and is not an entitlement program.
  • Additionally, the program assists clients in locating and/or securing suitable rental housing, identifying other related housing and community based resources that may be available to clients, and providing housing information and referral to those housing resources.
  • The program only receives completed referral packets from Ryan White Case Managers or Care Coordinators. 
    • Find a Case Manager in your County here.

To learn more about OHOP policies and procedures: Review the OHOP Program Policies and Procedures and OHOP Temporary COVID-19 Procedures

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, HIV/STD/TB Section is proposing an amendment referenced in OAR chapter 333, division 22 pertaining to the Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership (OHOP) Program to update the OHOP program's Program Policies and Procedures. The major changes are indicated below. We are not changing the volume, nor restricting eligibility of clients.

  
  1. Updating links
  2. Ensuring gender neutral language throughout
  3. Including mandatory reporter statement
  4. Expanding client eligibility from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) eligible to HUD/Ryan White eligible 
  5. Updating waitlist priority to include region capacity
  6. Aligning text with the most recent Violence Against Women Act guidance
  7. Removal of policies specific to the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Home 

The rule will ensure that clients are assisted in achieving and maintaining housing stability to avoid/reduce homelessness and improve client access to, and engagement in, HIV care and treatment. The updated Policies and Procedures will be implemented through staff training and ongoing support from the HIV Care and Treatment team.

You are being invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held remotely by video/phone conference call via Microsoft Teams on September 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. To provide oral testimony during this hearing, please contact publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us to receive the link for the Microsoft Teams video conference. Alternatively, you may dial 971-277-2343, phone conference ID 589155245# for audio only.  You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2021 by sending them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

                           OHA, Public Health Division
                           Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
                           800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

                           Portland, Oregon 97232

E-mail comments to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us or you may also send comments by fax to: (971) 673-1299.

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking including the proposed changes to the OHOP Program's Policies and Procedures.

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact: Laura Camerato, HIV Community Services Coordinator by email or phone at: laura.e.camerato@dhsoha.state.or.us, 503-975-4642.



Long Term Rental Assistance - OHOP Client Referral Forms

Fillable forms (Word documents) Forms for printing (PDF )

Client Referral Packet - English

Client Referral Packet - Spanish

Client Referral Packet - French

Background Check (Required) - English

Background Check (Required) - French

Referral After Termination Addendum - English 

Client Referral Packet - English

Client Referral Packet - Version

NOTE: Client referrals must be submitted by a Ryan White Part B Case Manager and must be sent via secure email to OHOP.referrals@dhsoha.state.or.us. In the rare circumstance where secure email is not an option, please fax referrals to (503) 386-2233 with attention to OHOP.

COVID-19 Short Term Hotel/Motel Assistance

The funding for the COVID-19 Short Term Hotel/Motel Assistance Program has been expended. New applications for this program are not being accepted at this time.


Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership program may be able to help Ryan White Part B clients pay their heating and/or cooling bills during the LIHEAP season.

  • Most program clients will qualify for between $250 and $550 in assistance that can be deposited directly to their heating and/or cooling utility account.
  • The assistance can be used to pay current bills, back-due amounts, and shut-off notices.

 LIHEAP is now OPEN!

The LIHEAP season ends on 09/30 of the current year, or when funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

 
  • Instructions on Completing LIHEAP Application     English / Spanish
  • LIHEAP Application 2020-2021                               English / Spanish French
  • Release of Information                                            English / Spanish
  • LIHEAP Affidavit of Self Disclosed Income             English / Spanish French
OHOP anticipates the Cooling season to open June 2021, to run concurrent with the heating season. Cooling applications can only be used for electric support.  Clients may apply for assistance during both the heating season and cooling season, if they have need.  A new application with new/current documentation is needed for each season.  Clients may also discuss with their case manager bill assistance for utilities if appropriate.


Service Regions

The program serves 31 counties outside of the 5 county Portland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA- Multnomah, Clackamas, Yamhill, Washington and Columbia). Program Housing Coordinators are assigned to each region and administer the program in the following counties:

Region 1 Serves Clatsop, Marion, Polk, Tillamook Counties
Works with all Spanish speaking clients in any region
Region 2
Lead Housing Coordinator
Serves Lane County
Region 3Serves Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake Counties
Region 4Serves Baker, Benton, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Linn, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler Counties
Region 5
Serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln Counties

OHOP Region Map

Funding and Administration

  • The Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership program is funded by grants received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is designed to assist people living with HIV/AIDS in creating a continuum of stable, sustainable housing.
  • The Oregon Health Authority, HIV Care and Treatment Program, directly administers the program in addition to the Ryan White Part B Program.

Because the program is funded through federal grants, ongoing program assistance is subject to the continued availability of HOPWA funds.



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