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Housing Program Services

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Four OHOP Housing Coordinators work with our HIV Care Coordinators throughout the state to help eligible clients and their families:

  • Locate and/or secure suitable housing
  • Identify other related community based resources that may be available to clients
  • Provide information and referral to those resources
  • Provide tenant based rental assistance through rental subsidy payments

Housing Program Purpose and Goals

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Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership (OHOP) Program is a project created to provide a continuum of housing and related supportive services opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. OHOP is available throughout all Oregon counties that are outside of the Portland metropolitan statistical area. OHOP is a partnership between multiple state agencies, including the Department of Human Services Public Health Division, Oregon Housing and Community Services, and the Oregon Department of Corrections and several community-based agencies, including HIV Alliance.

What Type of Rental Assistance is Provided?

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Eligible individuals complete a program intake with an OHOP Housing Coordinator. At intake, and periodically thereafter, the OHOP Housing Coordinator will work with clients to determine the amounts of rental assistance each client is qualified to receive. Generally, OHOP can assist clients with:

  • Move-in costs (security deposits, cleaning fees, etc.)
  • Limited utility assistance
  • Short-term or ongoing monthly rental assistance to help clients pay a portion (or sometimes all) of clients’ rent

OHOP cannot assist clients with application fees, utility payments, mortgage assistance, or other non-housing-related needs. Clients should work with their HIV Care Coordinator(s) to address these needs.

Where Can Clients Live?

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If OHOP clients need assistance finding suitable, stable rental housing, OHOP Housing Coordinators will work with them to do so. If clients are already in suitable, stable rental housing, OHOP housing coordinators are often able to work with clients to help them remain there. Generally, clients must locate and/or maintain rental housing that:

  • Meets minimum housing quality standards defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Rents at or below HUD-established fair market rent prices for the household size and residence area
  • Is owned or managed by an individual or property management company who is willing to work with OHOP

Contacts and Links

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If you are a potential client in Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, or Marion Counties and interested in more information regarding the program, contact us using the form below.

If you are a potential client living outside of the counties listed above and interested in more information regarding OHOP, contact the HIV Case Manager(s) in your county. If you need help finding an HIV Case Manager in your county, call the Oregon Department of Human Services HIV Care and Treatment Program office at 1-800-805-2313 or see the full list of HIV Case Management agencies by county at the DHS HIV Care and Treatment Program website.

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