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:
- PSH Capital for the development of PSH Projects
- PSH Project-Based Rental Assistance to allow for long-term, deep affordability for households experiencing chronic homelessness
- 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
How to Apply
The Affordable Rental Housing Development programs help fund both existing and new construction developments through either a competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process or through non-competitive funding sources. Funding programs range from housing for persons with special needs to housing for lower income Oregonians.
Learn more about eligibility and the application process
Important PSH Updates:
Request for Applications (RFA) for 2024 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute
The 2024 Institute will help supportive housing partners learn how to navigate the complex process of developing housing with support services. The Institute will also reduce the time it takes to obtain funding for supportive housing by improving the planning, development, and initial project implementation process.
Read the 2024 Oregon Supportive Housing Institute RFA and apply
Application Deadline for the Institute: March 5, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. PST
Released February 5, 2024
Past PSH Events: