Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership Program (OHOP)
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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
Long Term Rental Assistance - OHOP Client Referral Forms
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 OPENS January 1, 2022!
The LIHEAP season for OHOP runs through September 20, 2022, or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
complete application with verification of current income for each household member is needed to be evaluated, for each season. Payments to utility accounts may take up to 4- 6 weeks to show on the account.
A secondary cooling season may be available during the summer months, if funds are still available. Notice will be sent out regarding this, likely near June 2022.
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:
OHOP Region Map
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 3||Serves Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake Counties|
Region 4||Serves 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|
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.