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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​.

Includes the following: ​
MAT User Guide​​​​
Calculating tenant rent​
Imputed income proration
Certification data entry

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:

Updated 1/25/2023

Contract Renewals and Rent Adjustments

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

Housing Assistance Payments and Special Claims​​​

Laura SchmidtRental Assistance Analyst971-208-1519
Anna Snegireff
​HAP Specialist971-240-0736
​​ Galina BogushevichHAP Specialist503-385-3308​​

Management & Occupancy Reviews (MOR)

Shamra WalderHCA Compliance Officer971-239-8521
Casey Sparks​HCA Compliance Officer​​971-720-9183
Charles StoverHCA Compliance Officer​​503-551-3491
Connie Babcock​HCA Compliance Officer​971-273-8046
Darren Pitzer
​HCA Compliance Officer
Ismael Vasquez
​HCA Compliance Officer
Corinna Tanguy
​HCA Compliance Officer
Valerie Duncan
​HCA Compliance Officer

Tenant Concerns and MOR support

Destiny Hegeman​HCA Compliance Specialist
Carissa Wilson
​​HCA Compliance Specialist​
Cindy McLain​
​​HCA Compliance Specialist

Program Administration

Sara Carrillo
​HCA Manager​971-900-9501
Keri SmithQuality Assurance Advisor503-580-2376

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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