Oregon Community and Housing 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 suffered a loss of housing due to a wildfire. Assistance will close for new applications on May 31.

To apply for $6,500 in assistance, applicants must have had damage or loss to their primary residence due to a wildfire, and the residence must be considered uninhabitable unless repaired or replaced. Applicants must have an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Applicants must provide proof of homeownership or residency (lease/rental agreement) and proof of household income and, if needed, documentation of loss.

Funding for this program is limited and is dependent upon state budget allocation. If the program depletes all funds before receipt of any new allocation, applicants will be notified in writing and applications will be held by OHCS. If new funds become available, applications will be processed in the order that they were received. There is no guarantee that new funds will be made available.

To find and application for funding, and for more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/vhdsn2xh

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