Access to safe, affordable, stable housing is vital to improving the quality of life for Oregon's families and communities. Community-based nonprofit housing developers, local housing authorities, and Native nation (Tribal) housing entities are uniquely positioned within their communities to support placemaking and provide culturally specific and responsive housing and resident services. Local governments also play an important role in facilitating the development and long-term viability of affordable rental housing projects. Oregon Housing and Community Services recognize the important role these values and mission-driven housing development, preservation, and management organizations play in the long-term health and success of their communities.
The GHAP General Capacity Building Grant was created to support the growth and development of these organizations towards meeting their affordable rental housing development and operational priorities.
The GHAP Capacity Building offerings are guided by four strategic priorities:
Build Knowledge and Collective Power for Housing Organizations
Build Capacity for Organization Self-Determination
Build Long-Term Stability
Build Leadership Capacity
The GHAP General Capacity Building Grant helps organizations that currently (or have taken documented steps to) develop, preserve, or manage affordable rental housing by providing funds for a variety of capacity-building activities. Individual grants are typically up to $50,000 per year and should support the organization in advancing its mission related to providing safe, healthy, and stable affordable housing. OHCS is currently working on a variety of grant offerings to build capacity at three key levels: individual, organization, system/industry.
Please feel free to contact staff for more information, and make sure to sign up for OHCS' e-news to stay on top of current and future offerings.
Current & Recent Offerings:
ARH Partnership Grant (Application window now CLOSED)
This grant will fund resident services activities and is part of the GHAP Capacity Building Program. Awards may be up to $25,000 and can be disbursed over two years if needed. Eligible entities include nonprofits and federally recognized Tribal nations in Oregon that serve residents applying for or living in multifamily affordable rental housing. The application for this grant will be available on the
Procurement Opportunities webpage.
RFA 7187 ARH Partnership Grant Factsheet (Updated 12/22/22)
ARH Partnership Grant Information Session Recording
RFA 7187 ARH Partnership Grant FAQs
RFA 7187 Information Session Questions
NOFA 2023-9 Homeless Housing Response and Capacity Strengthening (HOME ARP / GHAP CB)
(Application window now CLOSED)
GHAP CB grants have been paired with HOME American Rescue Plan development funds within NOFA 2023-9. NOFA 2023-9 GHAP CB grant-funded activities will build organizational and regional capacity to develop and operate service-enriched housing serving HOME ARP qualifying populations. More information can be found on the NOFA 2023-9 webpage and in the program's presentation to Housing Stability Council on January 5, 2024.
GHAP Capacity Building Program Information