Four OHOP Housing Coordinators work with our HIV Care Coordinators throughout the state to help eligible clients and their families:
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.
People who are interested in receiving OHOP assistance should contact their HIV Care Coordinator(s) to learn more about program eligibility requirements. Generally, eligible individuals must:
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:
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.
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:
Unfortunately, yes. There is a state-wide waiting list for this program. It may take a while to get approved for financial services. Clients shouldn’t hesitate to get on other wait lists, which have different services and eligibility (Section 8, St. Vincent DePaul, HASCA).
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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