3:15 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

28sep3:15 pm4:30 pm3:15 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Event Details

OHCS Affordable Rental Housing Nofa Redesign Engagement Session

Room: Ross Island/Morrison
Tracks: Policy & Advocacy, Housing Development, Affordable Rental Housing, Executive Leadership

Oregon Housing and Community Services seeks input about changing how affordable rental housing resources are deployed. OHCS currently manages upwards of 15 housing development funding programs. Funding individual projects requires layering federal and state resources, each with their own complex requirements, along with the resources of other public funders, private lenders and investors. Resources through OHCS, with guidance and direction from Governor Kotek, the state Legislature and Oregon Housing Stability Council further layers in policy objectives to prioritize projects that best meet the agency and program policy priorities. This session focuses on development resources and offers an opportunity to explore how to optimize resource allocation. There will be interactive small group discussions.

Natasha Detweiler-Daby, Director of Affordable Rental Housing, OHCS
Heather Pate, Assistant Director of ARH Operations, OHCS
Kim Travis, Engagement Coordinator, OHCS

PSH and SHS Systems Alignment and Improvements

Room: Hawthorne/Sellwood
Tracks: Permanent Supportive Housing, Policy & Advocacy, Homelessness, Executive Leadership

At this session we will discuss the following questions: How can we as a system create long-term housing stability for our high-needs residents? How can SHS funding be used to support these goals? What systems changes are needed? How are Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties using SHS funds to create long-term housing stability? How is Metro supporting these efforts? How can affordable housing owners help to operationalize SHS funds to serve our most vulnerable neighbors?

Amanda Saul, Assistant Director for GO Bond Development, Home Forward
Sarah Stevenson, Executive Director, Innovative Housing Inc.
Jes Larson, Assistant Director, Washington County Department of Housing Services
Deyvin Molina, Program Supervisor, Clackamas County Housing & Community Development Division, Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing & Human Services
Kristina Goodman, Team PSH, Program Specialist Senior, Joint Office of Homeless Services
Nui Bezaire, Program Manager, Supportive Housing Services, Metro

A Road to Homeownership

Room: Mt. St. Helens
Tracks: Homeownership

High home prices, rising mortgage rates, and limited inventory makes it tough to be a first-time homebuyer. With the Down Payment Assistance Program offered within the City of Portland, is that enough? Come chat with city staff, non-profit partner agencies and State partners who are working with our community members to overcome the challenges faced by our first-time homebuyers.

John Trinh, Neighborhood Housing Preservation Manager, City of Portland Housing Bureau
Ira Bailey, Housing Program Coordinator, City of Portland Housing Bureau
Keeble Giscombe, Director of Homeownership, Oregon Housing & Community Services
Daniel Lechuga, Lead Housing Counselor, African American Alliance for Homeownership
Jessenia Juarez, Homeownership Program Manager, Portland Housing Center
Katie Ullrich, Associate Director, Proud Grounds

Navigating the Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credit (OAHTC)

Room: Mt. Hood
Tracks: Affordable Housing, Housing Development

Join us for an informative workshop designed to demystify the Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credit (OAHTC) and provide valuable insights into its utilization. Whether you are a developer, housing professional, or involved in affordable housing projects, this session will provide a comprehensive overview of the OAHTC program and address common questions and challenges faced by practitioners.
Led by knowledgeable experts from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), this workshop will delve into crucial topics such as the calculation of rent pass-through, its requirements, aligning rent pass-through with loan sizing and OHCS scoring preferences, as well as recent program updates. Gain practical guidance and strategies for effectively leveraging the OAHTC to maximize the financial feasibility of affordable housing projects.

Martin Jarvis, State Tax Credits Program Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services


September 28, 2023 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm PDT(GMT+00:00)


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