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Project-based Section 8

The HUD Contract Administration Section (HCA) serves the state of Oregon as the Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) for project-based Section 8 housing. Each Section 8 project has a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract which provides the project-based subsidy.

HCA performs contract administration activities for approximately 260 contracts in HUD Section 8 properties in Oregon. We also provide technical support to owners, managing agents, site staff, and residents. In addition, we help provide information to persons seeking housing, who might already be living in Section 8 housing, or who may be experiencing housing problems.

For Section 8 projects with an active OHCS loan (coupled with the original HAP contract), the team performs asset management functions as a separate activity in coordination with the Asset Management section.

Resources for Property Owners

Health and safety resources are provided in a variety of languages.

Health and Safety HUD posters are here​.

Utility Allowances (UA)

UA Policy, 2015​

​Frequently Asked Questions​
Budget-Based Rent Adjustment Documents

Reserve for Replacement Analysis 20 year

Reserve for Replacement Analysis 5 year

Certification of Tenant Comment Procedure​

Certification of Purchasing Practices 

Notice to Tenant of Proposed Rent Increase​ ​
The Special Claim process is an opportunity for owners to be reimbursed for financial loss when a tenant vacates a unit. Claims may be submitted to help cover the costs of vacancy loss, damages, and unpaid rent. Use the links above to access guidance to prepare a special claim for submission.

OHCS is now able to accept Special Claims with signatures by email. OHCS has set up a direct email address to send ALL Special Claims. From this email box your HAP Specialist will review your claim. However, because of the PII information in the Special Claim packets Social Security Numbers and Birth Dates of all household members MUST be redacted before submitting a Special Claim.

Below is the email address:

Contract Renewals and Rent Adjustments (updated 07​​/01/2022)

Eva Luna 
​​HCA Compliance Officer
Lindsey Jahn
​HCA Compliance Specialist

Housing Assistance Payments and Special Claims​​

Laura Schmidt   
Rental Assistance Analyst
Anna Snegireff
HAP Specialist   

Management & Occupancy Reviews (MOR)

​​​​Shamra Walder
​HCA Compliance Officer
Casey Sparks
​HCA Compliance Officer
Charles Stover   
HCA Compliance Officer​
Connie Babcock​
​​HCA Compliance Officer

Tenant Concerns and MOR​​

Destiny Hegeman
​HCA Compliance Analyst

Program Administration

Sara Carrillo
​HCA Manager
Keri Smith
Quality Assurance Advisor

If you are a resident with an unresolved health or safety issue, please call the hotline at 1-800-453-5511, option 4​​​.

Tenant Issues/Concerns
1-800-453-5511, Option 4
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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