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OHCS seeks input to change how affordable rental housing resources are deployed to scale up affordable rental housing production across the state. This includes looking at how to use additional resources for the 2023-25 legislative biennium and making key optimizations to how we do business. Below you will find details on how you can engage with us in Fall 2023 to inform the OHCS Affordable Rental Housing (ARH) funding calendar, a new streamlined funding process, and new programs approved in the 2023 state legislative session.
OHCS funding processes have evolved over time in response to feedback from our development partners and other funding jurisdictions. Our current fund offerings are delivered through Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA).
With Governor Kotek's Executive Order on Affordable Housing (EO 23-04) to increase the rate of production and overwhelming support in affordable housing investments during the 2023 legislative session including $721 million to address supply solutions, OHCS ARH is working to reposition and update and streamline the process by which funds are requested and allocated. The scale of resources allocated for the biennium mandates that we do business differently and align funding processes with Governor Kotek's Housing Supply Goals. We are engaging to inform funding process updates and to get input into how we program the use of available development funds.
ARH has planned a series of meetings August 2023 through November 2023. Each meeting will cover a topic or a set of related topics (outlined below). The objective is to gain insight and perspective from business partners and stakeholders to inform the development of a framework for future funding opportunities by the end of 2023. ARH Leadership will provide Housing Stability Council with monthly updates and opportunities for direction throughout the engagement series.
Goals for the future of funding opportunities are:
Meeting materials that include topical background and key questions that will be focused on within each engagement will be posted and sent through Technical Advisory emails before each of the Thursday meeting times. Following each meeting, OHCS will post a meeting recording on the OHCS YouTube and a draft synthesis of the discussion. Surveys will be used to collect additional input on the topic and offer opportunity for partners unable to participate in the meeting. Once all feedback is received and incorporated, a final synthesis for each topic will be available on the ARH Website.
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