Fire Relief for Home Owners

Here is a helpful link to the State of Oregon for their Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Program

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/wildfire-damage-housing-relief-program.aspx

 

Wildfire Damage Housing Relief
Oregon Housing and Community Services | Housing Stabilization Division | (503) 986-2000 |

Program Overview:  Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) was directed by the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly to develop, implement and administer the Wildfire Damage
Housing Relief Account Program to assist households of lower income that suffer a loss of housing due to a wildfire.
(https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB3148)

Eligibility Requirements
A homeowner may apply for financial assistance to provide relief for damages incurred due to a wildfire.
To qualify for program assistance:
(a) The loss or damage to housing must be due to a wildfire as defined by ORS 477.089.
(b) The applicant must be an Oregon resident at the time of the loss or damage to housing.
(c) The applicant has a previous year annual income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
(d) The loss or damage to housing must have occurred in Oregon on or after July 1, 2017.
(e) The home lost or damaged due to wildfire must be the household’s primary residence.
(f) The household must own the home that is lost or damaged due to wildfire.
(g) The home that is lost or damaged due to wildfire may be a stick built home, a
site built home, or a recreational vehicle that is the primary residence of the applicant.
(h) The home damaged by the wildfire is considered uninhabitable unless repaired or replaced.
(i) To receive assistance, the household must submit an application to the department along with verification of loss, proof of ownership, and proof of income.
(j) The household must apply for grant funds within one hundred and eighty (180) days after the loss of the home

Type of Program Assistance
Program assistance for damages may not exceed $7,000 per household.  Applications will be accepted until all Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Account funds are expended.
Program Delivery The application is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/wildfire-damage-housing-reliefprogram.aspx.
After submission of the application, OHCS will notify applicants if the application

Oregon Housing and Community Services | Housing Stabilization Division | (503) 986-2000 | Revised 07/18/2017
is incomplete within ten (10) days. OHCS will process complete applications and payments to homeowners within thirty (30) days.

For More Information Individuals with questions about the program should contact:
Sheila Parkins, Program Analyst wildfire.relief@oregon.gov, or 503-986-2062

MCHA’s Annual Plan has been APPROVED

Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is required to submit an annual plan to HUD with prior approval from our Board of Directors, State of Oregon Housing and Community Services as well as providing the public a opportunity to review and comment on our plan.  On May 29th we held a public meeting open to all the residence of the counties that we serve once this meeting was adjourned our Board of Directors voted to approve our annual plan for submission.  You can find Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s approved annual plan below or you can request a copy from our office located at 500 East 2nd Street. The Dalles, OR 97058

 

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Hood River and Wasco Counties in Oregon’s Top Five Most Expensive Areas to Live!

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The Dalles, OR. (June 13th, 2018) – This year’s Out of Reach report, released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), shows that Hood River and Wasco residents earning minimum wage would have to work almost two full time jobs just to afford a two bedroom apartment and still have money left over for other necessities like food, medicine and transportation. We know that families often pay much more of their income towards rent leaving them at risk of homelessness if an unexpected financial emergency or job loss occurs.

You can download the Out of Reach report here and learn about the housing wage in our community. To learn more about the work of the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority visit our website at www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org.
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Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. MCHA operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.

 

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Hood River Community Housing Discussion

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) is hosting a community discussion for our Hood River community housing development on Lot 700.  The event will be held on March 22nd from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at 902 Wasco St. Hood River, OR.  Doors open at 6:00 and a brief presentation will begin at 6:15 P.M.  CCHC requests your attendance to learn about the community development on Lot 700 and engage in the design and planning efforts.

 

For those who are interested in learning more about our work in the community and to view the presentation shared at the previous community discussion please visit CCHC’s website:  www.columbiacascadehousingcorp.org and click on ‘news’.

 

 

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) está organizando un debate comunitario para nuestro desarrollo de viviendas comunitarias de Hood River, en el lote 700. El evento se llevará a cabo el 22 de Marzo a partir de las 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm. en 902 Wasco St. Hood River, OR. Las puertas se abren a las 6:00 y una breve presentación comenzará a las 6:15 P.M. CCHC solicita su asistencia para aprender sobre el desarrollo de la comunidad en el lote 700 y participar en los esfuerzos de diseño y planificación.

 

Para aquellos que estén interesados ​​en aprender más sobre nuestro trabajo en la comunidad y para ver la presentación compartida en la discusión anterior de la comunidad, visite el sitio web de CCHC: www.columbiacascadehousingcorp.org y oprima ‘news’.

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Your Money, Your Goals

A series of FREE Financial Education Classes!

Contact Sonia Chavez to register or for more information

541-370-2291 or soniac@mid-columbiahousingauthority.org

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Request for Proposals for Project-Based Vouchers for New Construction of Affordable Housing in Hood River County

Issued: Monday, February 5, 2018
PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00PM PST WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2018
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority (MCHA) is requesting proposals from qualified property owners and developers to participate in the Project-Based Voucher program.
Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM PST Wednesday March 7, 2018 in the MCHA office, 500 E 2nd Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 or via email to karenL@mid-columbiahousingauthority.org. Proposals received after the designated time and date will be returned unopened. MCHA may reject for good cause any or all proposals upon a finding of MCHA it is in the public interest to do so.

Please see the full posting below
Karen Long

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City of Hood River Housing

Finally, the results for last fall’s City of Hood River Housing survey are up in our results section.  Nearly 1,000 community members (and over 200 Spanish speakers) who live in, work in, or would like to live in the City of Hood River responded with their values and beliefs about housing affordability and availability in the City.  A Spanish translation of the report will be up soon, too.

With all of this in January alone, we can’t wait to see what else is happening in Oregon communities in 2018!

Hood River Community Housing -Lot 700-

Hood River Community Housing Discussion

-Lot 700-

 

January 10th, 2018 – Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) hosted a community discussion for their Hood River Community Housing Development on Lot 700 last night.  The event held at Westside Elementary School had roughly 50 people in attendance.

 

After a presentation from Carleton Hart Architecture and Greenworks Landscape Architecture (members of CCHC’s development team) those in attendance didn’t hesitate to provide constructive feedback as to how the development concepts could be enhanced.  “It was refreshing to see so many community members positively engaging in this important community development with constructive criticism.  This is exactly what we are looking for as the development on Lot 700 winds its way forward.” said Joel Madsen, Executive Director of CCHC.

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