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Minority, Women Owned, Emerging Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (MWESB SDVBE) Requirements and Reports

Requirements and Reports for Developers 

OHCS requires sponsors to seek Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) and non-COBID MWESB professional firms to increase the participation level of minority-owned businesses in its construction project to meet OHCS's MWESB requirements. OHCS also encourages the use of local labor and partnering with the community to help build healthy, affordable homes, which addresses OHCS's goal of increasing apprenticeship programs in Oregon and improving economic and social vitality.

The general contractor and developer may use and include non-COBID certified Black, indigenous, and People of Color and other qualifying firms. The non-COBID Certified firms can self-certify as a qualified MWESB firms if they meet the COBID firm requirements (see Appendix A in the MWESB Compliance Manual) and are encouraged to complete their certification with the COBID office by the end of construction.

Below you will find reports required on all OHCS funded projects related to MWESB SDVBE criteria.

​​MWESB Compliance Manual​ 

  • This manual addresses the marketing and outreach requirements of OHCS-financed developments​
  • Provide a copy of MWESB Compliance Manual to General Contractor and have them sign acknowledgement form as well as sponsor.

 MWESB overview and training with Q&A

Reporting around MWESB-SDVBE use is a critical component of our agency work to center equity and racial justice in our funding efforts.  Projects that are under development should upload all MWESB-SDVBE reports (Initial, Quarterlyand Final) to Procorem Project Development Work Center. In that work center, you will find a new folder labeled “MWESB Reports". We will retrieve and review reports that have been submitted through Procorem and reach out with any questions. 

MWESB Equity Reports​ - Updated July 2023

MWESB Acknowledgement and Certification ​

To be completed at the time of finance closing.

To be completed on a quarterly basis

To be completed at construction completion.​​