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The Affordable Rental Housing Development programs help fund both existing and new construction developments through either a competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process or through non-competitive funding sources. Funding programs range from housing for persons with special needs to housing for lower income Oregonians.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)s
Developers and sponsors can access program funds through our annual competitive application process. Developments may be funded through a combination of programs listed below.
Some programs are also open for application year-round. See the information under Non-Competitive Funding on this page.
Learn about our programs
2021 Funding Schedule & NOFA Framework
Grants and Tax Credits
Bond Financing and Loans
Housing Preservation Set-asides (available with specific NOFAs)
Please Note: Funding opportunities for Homeownership Developments follow a different application process described separately on this page.
OHCS List of Fees and Charges
Please review all areas on this webpage before you apply for OHCS program funding. There are important differences between programs for affordable rental housing development versus homeownership housing development.
An overview of the NOFA application process is outlined as well as funding schedules and partner engagement opportunities are detailed in sections provided on this webpage.
Before You Apply: Please read these materials carefully:
Site Review Checklist
Core-Development Manual (CDM)
MWESB Compliance Manual
Federally Declared Disaster Areas NOFA Scoring Preference
General Policy and Guidelines Manual
Partner News Advisories:
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process follows the PRE-Application stage of the full application process.
The NOFA process flow chart (below) provides a visual representation of the full application process.
NOFA Application: Process Flow Chart (2020 DRAFT)
View Funding Opportunities here
In addition to our competitive NOFAs, OHCS offers non-competitive funding opportunities for affordable rental housing development.
Non-competitive programs include the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Pass-Through Revenue (Conduit) Bond Financing and Oregon Rural Rehabilitation Loan, and Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP).
Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year for financing to be used either separately or inconjunction with NOFA offerings.
- Procorem WorkCenter Request Form
- Funding Flow Chart: Non-Competitive Funding - coming soon
For each funding opportunity and during the NOFA pre-application phase, the following training resources are provided to applicants.
NOFA Frequently Asked Questions, regularly updated. Submit questions at MFNOFA@oregon.gov
Technical Advisories emailed regularly to the E-News subscription list, sign up for
Training presentation materials and video tutorials
PROCOREM & PROLINK Training as follows:
Video Training: NOFA Reservation Expectations (YouTube)
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