Rural Housing Development
OHCS has exceeded the target to increase OHCS-funded housing development in rural areas by 75% over the previous five-year period with 4,109 homes already constructed or in the pipeline. We know there is still a lot of need and work to be done around affordable housing in rural Oregon and will continue to focus on providing development and capacity-building dollars to rural communities.
The Local Innovation and Fast Track (LIFT) homeownership program is intended to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. Using Article XI-Q bond funding as a source for housing development, LIFT requires the state to have an ownership or operational interest in any real property developed. 12 projects were funded through the 2022 NOFA.
The Manufactured Home Replacement Program was launched subsequent to the 2020 Labor Day wildfires and played a key role in helping 35 wildfire survivor households replace their homes and 52 total homes.
Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is a proven model that serves individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness. By providing on-site, individualized services, PSH stabilizes individuals addressing their needs holistically using a housing-first approach. In the long term, PSH is shown to increase societal benefits while decreasing the cost of public services.