About the Homeowner Assistance Fund
OHCS has received $90 million from the U.S. Treasury to assist homeowners through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
HAF is opening in phases, prioritizing homeowners the most at risk of foreclosure or who have the fewest workout options.
OHCS is currently accepting applications from homeowners in Phases 1-3. HAF will open more broadly to all eligible homeowners later in 2022.
Before requesting assistance through HAF, we ask that homeowners contact their servicer and/or a nonprofit housing counselor about your immediate options. There are many viable options available through your servicer for most Oregon homeowners. HAF may not be the best option for many borrowers and obtaining HAF assistance may prevent you from taking advantage of other options. You can locate a housing counselor at a state-approved Oregon Homeownership Center.
Am I eligible to apply? Please review our HAF program overview and eligibility fact sheet (English | Spanish) or take our questionnaire (English | Spanish) to determine when you should apply. If you meet the eligibility requirements, click on the HAF application materials below for more resources to guide you through the application process.
To apply and for more information, including an overview of the Homeowner Assistance Fund program, eligibility requirements and phases timeline, application resources, frequently asked questions, contact information, fraud prevention and reporting tools, legal aid and more, visit
Video: HAF Facebook Live session in English and Spanish
Resources for Homeowners
HAF Application Materials
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
- Sample posts that can be shared on your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts:
- Sample tweets to share on your Twitter account:
HAF Application Materials
Below are some resources for housing counselors to use to assist homeowners who are most at risk of entering into foreclosure:
HAF Intake Partners
The following homeownership centers offer assistance with the HAF application process*:
*If you don’t see your county listed you can contact any of the following organizations.