About the Homeowner Assistance Fund
OHCS has received $90 million from the U.S. Treasury to assist homeowners through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
Before requesting assistance through HAF, we ask that homeowners contact their servicer and/or a free housing counselor about immediate options. There are many viable options available through your servicer for most Oregon homeowners. HAF may not be the best option for homeowners and obtaining HAF assistance may prevent you from taking advantage of other options. You can locate a housing counselor using the list of HAF intake partners at the bottom of this page.
Am I eligible to apply? Please review our HAF program website at oregonhomeownerassistance.org. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may submit an application online or with the assistance of a HAF intake partner. Please only submit an application when you are eligible to apply because homeowners who apply before the right time are withdrawn and cannot re-apply for 90 days.
If you received HAF funds and need a payoff statement, email email@example.com.
HAF Facebook Live session in English and Spanish
Resources for Homeowners
HAF Application Materials
Below are some resources about HAF:
Below are some resources for homeowners who are most at risk of entering into foreclosure:
Based upon Oregon's needs analysis and feedback, Oregon will offer 1) a mortgage reinstatement program (to bring mortgages current) and 2) a forward payment assistance program (to help homeowners with ongoing financial hardship). Please note that these proposed program terms must be approved by the U.S. Treasury and are subject (and likely) to change based upon the U.S. Treasury's response. OHCS will provide an update once the program terms are finalized.
In late November 2021, the U.S. Treasury provided the below feedback and questions on Oregon's submitted HAF Plan and program terms. OHCS is working on responses and revisions to the plan and program terms to obtain approval from U.S. Treasury.
US Treasury Feedback
Resources for Housing Counselors
- Shareable social media graphics for housing counselor services. For Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter:
- Sample posts that can be shared on your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts:
- Sample tweets to share on your Twitter account:
HAF Intake Partners
The following homeownership centers offer assistance with the HAF application process*:
*If you don’t see your county listed, please contact the nearest organization to you.