All Oregonians have the opportunity to pursue prosperity and live free from poverty.
We provide stable and affordable housing and engage leaders, to develop integrated statewide policy that addresses poverty and provides opportunity for Oregonians.
What we do
Oregon Housing and Community Services is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.
OHCS administers programs that provide housing stabilization – from preventing and ending homelessness, assisting with utilities to keep someone stable, to financing multifamily affordable housing, to encouraging homeownership. It delivers these programs primarily through grants, contracts and loan agreements with local partners and community-based providers, and has limited direct contact with low-income beneficiaries. OHCS's sources of funds are varied and include federal and state resources which have complex regulatory compliance requirements, and thus stewardship, compliance monitoring, and asset management are all critical functions played by OHCS.