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Long-term Rental Assistance for Youth


House Bill 2163 invests $4.5 million to establish a long-term rental assistance program supporting individuals younger than 25-years-old and are transitioning out of:

  • foster care
  • homelessness
  • behavioral health or treatment facility
  • corrections or detention facility

The program will be introduced/piloted in three areas of the state, including one urban area, one rural area, and one coastal area. In designing the program, the department will consult with:

  • Youth with lived experience
  • Youth-serving Service Providers, culturally specific providers & the Youth Experiencing Homelessness Advisory Committee
  • Community Action Partners of Oregon 
  • Oregon Housing Authorities
  • Oregon Housing Stability Council
  • Oregon Department of Human Services

We are required to collect data on program participants receiving rental assistance, including:

  • Demographic data, including race
  • Program subsidy amounts
  • Length of tenancies and instances of rehousing or homelessness
  • Types of housing, including roommates or family living situations
  • Access to and utilization of other support systems, including education, workforce training, health insurance, and primary care providers

Project Timeline

The timeline for this program is as follows:

  • End of spring 2022: Engagement complete and communities selected
  • Summer 2022: Agreements with providers
  • Fall 2022: Program begins
  • September 15, 2022, and 2023: Housing Stability Council presentations

Housing Integrator
Rental Assistance Program Lead