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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.

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Salem Office (Main)
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem OR 97301-1266
Phone: 503-986-2000
Fax: 503-986-2020
TTY: 503-986-2100

Oregon Housing Agency Submits $88 million funding proposal to U.S. Treasury

Salem, OR - June 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) submitted a proposal for review to U.S. Treasury today that outlines its plan for disbursing $88 million in foreclosure assistance funds

Oregon Housing and Community Services Receives $284,988 to Support Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Salem, OR - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) recently received $284,988 to support local foreclosure prevention counseling efforts across Oregon.

Public has opportunity to learn about and discuss fair housing forums scheduled for Tillamook,...

Salem, OR - April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents of communities across Oregon can share their perspectives on local barriers to fair housing at a series of forums in late April and early May.

State housing projects get funding boost

Salem, OR - December 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Housing Council approved additional funding to housing developers throughout the state, boosting the number of affordable housing units statewide.

Funds available for farmworker housing

Salem, OR - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) today announced a funding opportunity for farmworker housing.

Housing funding approval to generate millions in economic activity across Oregon

Salem, OR - November 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly $70.5 million in combined grants, loans and tax credits to contractors throughout the state will help fund 444 units of affordable housing, providing hundreds of lower-income Oregonians a place to call home.

Oregon receives $457,390 to support foreclosure prevention counseling

Salem, OR - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services has been awarded $457,390 to support foreclosure prevention counseling throughout the state.

Recovery Act reservations totaling $28.6 million approved for low-income housing

Salem, OR - September 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced reservations totaling $28.6 million in federal Recovery Act dollars that will reinvigorate and aid completion of 17 low-income housing projects in Oregon.

Public input sought at housing opportunity meetings

Salem, OR - September 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Starting next week, Oregonians will have a chance to help shape how Oregon Housing and Community Services implements funding received from House Bill 2436 at public forums held throughout the state.

Recovery Act awards address low-income housing tax credit financing gaps

Salem, OR - September 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced awards totaling close to $19 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds that will aid the completion of seven low-income housing projects.

Federal funding helps address foreclosure blightwith affordable housing

Salem, OR - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Ted Kulongoski announced today that Oregon Housing and Community Services has awarded $4 million to nonprofit housing entities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties.

Tax credits available for farmworker housing

Salem, OR - July 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) today announced a continuing funding opportunity for farmworker housing.

Oregon’s $27.3 million Tax Credit Assistance Plan approved

Salem, OR - June 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved Oregon’s Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) application, awarding $27.3 million in federal funds to strengthen affordable housing projects throughout the state.

State approves housing funds, generating an estimated $844 million

Salem, OR - June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Nearly $26 million in combined grants, loans and tax credits to housing developers throughout the state will help fund 435 units of affordable housing, providing hundreds of low-income Oregonians a place to call home.

Number of homeless people rises throughout state

Salem, OR - June 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Spiraling unemployment and inability to pay rent are behind a dramatic jump in homelessness throughout the state, according to data released this week by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS).

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Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.

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New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.