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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 goal. 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, as stated above in their MWESB reporting, provided the MWESB firm listed will be encouraged to assist with becoming a COBID certified firm prior to construction completion of the project.

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

​​MWESB Compliance Manual​ - This manual addresses the marketing and outreach requirements of OHCS-financed developments​

 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, Quarterly, and 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

​To be completed and submitted to OHCS program analyst: claudia.cantu@hcs.oregon.gov​ no later than 30 days prior to Finance Committee review.

To be completed at the time of finance closing.

To be completed on a quarterly basis throughout construction. Quarterly reports are due on ​​the last day of each calendar quarter.

To be completed with final report due at construction completion.​​