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Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program

The objective of the PSH Program is to expand the state's supply of affordable housing designed to serve households experiencing chronic homelessness.

PSH Projects must:

  • Utilize project-based rental assistance to ensure PSH units are deeply and sustainably affordable for households with little to no income.
  • Offer on-site comprehensive tenancy support services that are voluntary for residents.
  • PSH teams must complete the Oregon Supportive Housing Institute put on by our partners, Corporation for Supportive Housing. See under “Building PSH Capacity in Oregon" for more information.
    • *Projects and teams that have completed the Supportive Housing Institute are prioritized for PSH funding. 

The PSH Program at OHCS offers 3 funding components, all accessed through the State's Affordable Rental Housing Oregon Centralized Application (ORCA) process:

  1. PSH Capital for the development of PSH Projects
  2. PSH Project-Based Rental Assistance to allow for long-term, deep affordability for households experiencing chronic homelessness
  3. PSH Services Funding to operate a long-term PSH Services program on site for all PSH households

PSH Units must serve households earning at or below 60% County Area Median Income (AMI) and are chronically homeless based on a region's CoC definition of “chronically homeless". PSH Projects must also utilize their region's Coordinated Entry system to identify residents for PSH units. 

OHCS opens a competitive RFA once a year (between January and March) for the OSHI. The Institute provides targeted training, technical assistance, and project planning support to both new and experienced development teams seeking to develop Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in t​heir communities. Eligible teams must include*, at a minimum:

  • a housing development/owner partner
  • a supportive service provider partner
  • a property management partner

Participation in a Supportive Housing Institute is required to be eligible to submit an Oregon Centralizd Application which include capital development, rental assistance and services resources.

PSH Cohort and Projects

PSH Resources and Learning​

OHCS Affordable Rental Housing Dashboard

How to Apply

The Affordable Rental Housing Development programs help fund both existing and new construction developments through the Oregon Centralized Application process. Funding programs range from housing for persons with special needs to housing for lower income Oregonians.

Learn more about eligibility and the application process

Funding Opportunities

Program Factsheet

Past PSH Events

2024 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute

2024 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute RFA

Informational webinar video (Feb. 18, 2024)

Application deadline: March 5, 2024


Released January 18 2023

PSH NOFA Application, Webinar, and Resources

PSH NOFA Webinar: (January 25th, 2023 -10:00 am PST)

2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute

Oregon Supportive Housing Institute and OHCS PSH Program Info Session: December 14th, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST

Meeting Recording: Information Session for the PSH Program and Supportive Housing Institute

2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute: PSH Cohort #3

Request for Applications (RFA) for 2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute released February 1, 2022

The Oaks, Photographer: Eric Bishoff  

Development Resources and Production


PSH Program Manager:
Dana Schultz (971) 272-5579

DRP Section:

*This program does not provide housing or services to individuals and households directly. We fund organizations to build and operate supportive housing. If you are seeking information on how to access PSH in your community, please call 211 or contact your local Community Action Agency. You can also email with questions.

Section Factsheet

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