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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 was piloted in three areas of the state, including one urban area, one rural area, and one coastal area. In designing the program, the department  consulted 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

OHCS is 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