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ReOregon Renter Survey

Complete and submit the Renter Survey to help OHCS design programs and housing options for wildfire survivors who were renters at the time of the 2020 Labor Day Disasters. Renters could include those who lived in RVs, secondary buildings on a property, apartments, a home that was rented, or other similar situations. This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

Start the renter survey

Recovery Programs

The goal of the recovery programs is that all fire-impacted individuals and households have equitable access to the resources necessary to be housed safely, sustainably, permanently, affordably, and in their housing of choice. The Homeowner Assistance and Reconstruction Program (HARP) is a housing replacement program for homeowners who lost homes to the fires. The Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP) is a housing program for renters who lost their place of residence due to the fires. The Intermediate Housing Assistance (IHA) program can utilize funds to support rent assistance, relocation costs, and housing navigation. 

To stay up to date on all program updates including, program launch dates, new phases, FAQs, and more; please subscribe for updates.

Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP)

Due to rising housing costs, a lack of available housing, disaster impacts to renters, and overall impact to housing availability in the most impacted disaster areas, ReOregon will help create affordable homeownership opportunities for disaster-impacted first-time homebuyers using two strategies.

  1. Down Payment Assistance (DPA); and
  2. The development of new homes (including manufactured homes) to be sold to eligible homebuyers.

Program Eligibility

Geographic Eligibility: Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties

Eligible Applicants: To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a household income at or below 120% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. (This is the maximum allowable under HUD rules.) (Source: HUD)
  • Have experienced a verified residential loss as a result of the 2020 wildfires.
  • Be a first-time homebuyer. A first-time homebuyer is an individual who meets any of the following criteria:
    • An individual who has had no ownership in a principal residence during the three-year period ending on the date of purchase of the property.
    • A single parent who owned a home with a former spouse while married but has not owned a home otherwise.
  • Agree to live in the home as their primary residence.
  • Be able to afford the cost of maintaining a home in addition to any affordable loan repayments which may be needed to purchase the home. 
Please note: Fire-impacted renters who have since moved back into intermediate or permanent rental housing are still eligible to apply.    

This program is still under development. To stay up to date on HOP, subscribe for program updates.

Intermediate Housing Assistance (IHA)

This program will provide rent assistance to eligible residents located in the 2020 fire-impacted counties who lack the necessary resources or support networks to obtain affordable rental housing or need alternative housing until there are permanent housing solutions.