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Permanent Supportive Housing

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 NOFA Application 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. 

Oregon Supportive Housing Institute

We open 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 their 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 apply for OHCS PSH NOFAs which include capital development, rental assistance and services resources.

PSH Cohort and Projects

PSH Resources and Learning​

Important PSH Updates

Oregon Supportive Housing Institute and OHCS PSH Program Info Session

December 14th, 2021 - 1:30 pm-2:30pm PST via ZOOM 

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

2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute: PSH Cohort #3

Release of 2022 PSH NOFA

January 2022: PSH NOFA Application and Resources 

Request for Applications (RFA) for 2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute release
February 1, 2022: Link to application

2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute RFA Informational Webinar
February 8th,2022 11:00 am-12:00pm PST  via ZOOM - Registration Link: Click here

Application Deadline for the Institute
March 4th, 2022 by midnight PST

Announcement of 2022 Oregon Supportive Housing Participants
April 4th, 2022

The Oregon Supportive Housing Institute with PSH Cohort #3
May -September 2022

Release of 2023 PSH NOFA
January 2023




How to Apply?

 Before You Apply: How it Works

 Funding Opportunities

Program Materials

Program Factsheet

PSH Services Framework 2.0

PSH Rent Assistance Framework

Oregon Supportive Housing Institute

CSH Supportive Housing Institute Information


​Additional Information:​

​​​Technical Advisories​​

 ​Technical Advisories

Pre-Application Report:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
 FAQs for PSH NO​FA 2022-4 - as of 04/15/22​​

​PSH NOFA Inbox for Questions is closed. 


Application materials 
Opening Date: February 4, 2022

Pre-Application Due Date: February 18, 2022
Pre-Application Due Time: 4:00 PM PST

Proposal Application Due Date: April 22, 2022
Proposal Application Due Time: 4:00 PM PST

​​​​​​​​​​​Application materials will be available during the open NOFA period.​

Resources Upon Receiving a Reservation of Funding:

Reservation Letter Attachments




The Oaks, Photographer: Eric Bishoff
Development Resources and Production

Contact

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

DRP Section: ARH.HCS@oregon.gov

Section Factsheet



Website Questions:
Kimberly.Coven@hcs.oregon.gov


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