Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership Program (OHOP)
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About the Program
- The goal of the program 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 is designed to act as a bridge to long-term assistance programs, such as Section 8.
- Participation in the program is voluntary and conditional and is not an entitlement program.
- The program provides tenant based rental assistance to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS through rental subsidy payments.
- 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 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- Northwest||Serves Benton, Clatsop, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook Counties|
Region 2- Central||Serves Lane, Coos and Douglas Counties|
Region 3- Southern||Serves Curry, Jackson and Josephine Counties|
Region 4- Eastern||Serves Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler Counties|
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.
- 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.
Covid - 19 Short Term Hotel/Motel Assistance
The Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership program during the Covid-19 pandemic may be able to fund short-term hotel/motel stays for:
- unhoused HOPWA-eligible individuals or households with an urgent need to stabilize their health and wellness,
- current OHOP clients (receiving TBRA) or their household member, regardless of HIV status, who need to quarantine separately from their household per the recommendation of their medical provider,
- unhoused individuals or households with an urgent need to stabilize their health and wellness, or who need to quarantine separately from tehir household per the recommendation and documentation of their medical provider, who are HOPWA-ineligible but Ryan White eligible.
NOTE: Clients who are ineligible for referral to OHOP rental subsidy assistance due to program termination will also be ineligible for hotel/motel assistance through OHOP. Those who are unable to agree to/with client participation agreement may also be ineligible for assistance.
Client Referral Forms
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.