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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. 

2023 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:

Release of 2023 PSH NOFA:
  (January 18 2023)
PSH NOFA Application, Webinar, and Resources 

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

Request for Applications (RFA) for 2023 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute release:  (February 6, 2023)

2023 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute RFA Informational Webinar:  (February 9,2023 - 9:00am-10:00am PST)
 2023 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute Informational Webinar Recording

Application Deadline for the Institute:  
  • March 6, 2023 - By 11:59pm PST

Past PSH Events:

Oregon Supportive Housing Institute and OHCS PSH Program Info Session:
  (December 14th, 2021 - 1:30 pm-2:30pm PST via ZOOM) 

How to Apply?

 Before You Apply: How it Works

 Funding Opportunities

Program Materials

Program Factsheet

The Oaks, Photographer: Eric Bishoff
Development Resources and Production


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

DRP Section:

Section Factsheet

Website Questions: 

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