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Housing Stability Council - Special Meeting - Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. - 12/12/17

Thursday, December 14, 9-10 a.m.
Teleconference only: Call-In: 1-877-273-4202; Participant Code: 4978330

9:00 a.m. - Meeting called to order - Roll call taken
9:05 a.m. - Multifamily Funding Decision
- River Place, Parcel #3
10:00 a.m. - Meeting adjourned

All times listed on this agenda are approximate and subject to change. Agenda items may also be taken out of order and addressed at different times than listed. The agenda may be amended by the Council at the time of the meeting.

Housing Stability Council Monthly Meeting | December 1, 2017 - 11/22/17

725 Summer St NE, Salem OR | Conference room 124 A/B
Phone in: 1-877-273-4202 | Pass code: 4978330

Meeting Called to Order / Roll Call
Public Comment
November 3, 2017 Meeting Minute Approval
Residential Loan Consent Calendar
Multifamily Funding Decisions
Multifamily Energy Program Recommendations for Approval
Veteran Program Updates
- Vets RFA Awardee Summary
- Veterans Homeless Framework Discussion
Housing Finance Updates
- 4% LIHTC/Gap Funding Parameters Discussion
- Potential Impacts of Anticipated Federal Tax Reform Bills
Multifamily & Asset Management Modernization and Consolidation Update
Housing Stabilization Updates
- Rent Guarantee Program
- IDA Program
Report of the Director
Report of the Chair
Meeting Adjourned

OHCS Releases $40 Million to Assist Homeless and At-Risk Oregonians - 11/22/17

SALEM, OR -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is pleased to announce the release of $40 million in funding to provide homeless prevention and assistance to Oregonians statewide. These resources will be implemented by Community Action Agency partners across the state and delivered through the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program and State Homeless Assistance Program (SHAP) administered by OHCS. Both of these resources are used to immediately get Oregonians off the street and into shelter and help them eventually find long-term, stable housing.

"OHCS and the Community Action Agencies have an important opportunity to use this historic investment to make significant progress toward our goals of reducing homelessness, reaching the hardest to serve, and ensuring that Oregonians have a safe and stable place to call home," said Governor Brown.

In recognition of the homeless crisis facing communities across the state, the 2017 Oregon Legislature invested a historic $40 million (a fourfold increase) in funding to prevent and end homelessness. The Legislature also approved $1.5 million to further help homeless veterans in Oregon. The most recent homeless Point-in-Time count found 13,953 people in Oregon are without a permanent place to call home. This number represents a 6% increase, or an additional 777 people, compared to the last count in 2015.

"OHCS and our partners take the stewardship of this investment very seriously," said Margaret Salazar, Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services. "We recognize the potential for dramatic impact with these funds and are excited to partner with the Community Action Agencies. With these funds we can prevent more Oregonians from falling into homelessness, rapidly rehouse people living on the streets, expand community shelters, and plan ahead for cold weather."


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