The Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation are excited to announce that we are seeking proposals from out-of-school time programs in Oregon and Siskiyou County, CA that wish to participate in a three-year, highly structured Learning Community focused on program quality improvement and evaluation capacity building. The program is focused on out-of-school programs that currently serve middle school-aged youth and are focused on promotion of academic success for low-income youth, youth of color and/or rural youth.
Additional information and application information can be found on the OCF website at: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/k12-student-success. Applications are due by August 1st, 2017.
On May 31, 2017, HUD published a Federal Register Notice announcing the start of the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination on August 01, 2017. This Notice is available online in the Federal Register, and on FDsys.gov. (.PDF)
· Title: Notice of Availability of the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination
The Notice also announces that the cost for the Housing Counseling Certification Examination will be $60 on line at the examinee’s location and $100 at a proctoring site. Additional information will be available at: www.hudhousingcounselors.com
Registration for the Examination will not be open until August 01, 2017. However, Housing Counselors are encouraged to create a user account starting June 01, 2017 at: www.hudhousingcounselors.com The user account will allow housing counselors to access training materials and to track their progress. It will also allow them take the practice exam when it is available. An announcement will be made when the practice exam is available.
For more information about HUD Housing Counseling certification please visit the HUD Exchange Website.
If you have any questions on Housing Counselor Certification or any other housing counseling topic, please email HUD at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HUD Housing Counselor Certification Website Content Updates:
Effective June 01, 2017, the HUD Housing Counselors certification program website, www.hudhousingcounselors.com, will enable user accounts. With this new feature, counselors will provide a name and email to create an account and access training materials. The account portal allows counselors to track their progress in the online training course. The same account portal will provide access to the practice exam and the certification exam registration when they become available. At this time, users cannot register for the HUD housing counselor certification examination.
Additionally, training materials, including both the interactive online modules and the downloadable Study Guide, have been modified and republished (Version 201701). Content changes in the recent release include
· Elimination or revision of content relating to the Making Home Affordable program, particularly HAMP and HARP
· New and revised content on CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing Rule, issued August 2016, including TILA, RESPA, and HOEPA impacts
· Updates to content on Hardest Hit Fund, National Mortgage Settlements, and HLP, formerly known as Hope LoanPort
· New content on GSE mortgage disposition options
Other minor content clarifications and enhancements were applied throughout the material. Housing Counselors are encouraged to review updated training materials in preparation for certification. If you have downloaded the previous study guide, HUD recommends you delete that version and save this new version. The new account portal provides a full revision history of training materials, and modules are dated to ensure users are accessing the most recent version.
If you have any questions on Housing Counselor Certification website training content or any other housing counseling topic, please email HUD at: email@example.com
The OHCS Mental Health Housing NOFAs, Mental Health Housing SMI/SUD #4474 and Mental Health Housing Crisis Respite #4475, are due by 4:00PM PST on April 21, 2017.
More information at OHCS's website: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/Pages/multifamily-housing-funding-opportunities.aspx
From Meyer Memorial Trust:
We are excited that all four of Meyer’s portfolios will announce new 2017 annual funding opportunities on March 15, 2017, with inquiries due April 19.
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“HUD funding awards to Oregon for service coordinators, homeless projects and homeless veterans." Click here.., Click here...,HUD Official site...
All are welcome!
Public Forum on Portland's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Policy
At this forum, Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Housing Bureau Director Kurt Creager will present the key findings and initial recommendations for the City's mandatory Inclusionary Housing policy, as well as answer questions and collect feedback from members of the public.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
(doors open at 11:30am)
First Unitarian Church, Buchan Room
1226 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
Cookies and coffee/water provided; feel free to bring your own lunch.
As part of our mission to create affordable housing and sustainable communities, Enterprise is releasing a Request for Letters of Interest (RLOI) for pass-through grant funding on Monday, July 25, 2016.
Funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 4 grant program. The purpose of this grant funding is to support and improve the capacity and production of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) and community development corporations (CDCs).
The two-step application process consists of the Letters of Interest (LOI) and Full Application phases. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application for grant funding.
All application instructions and forms will be available online atwww.enterprisecommunity.com/financing-and-development/grants.
All LOI responses will be due by August 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Invitations to submit a Full Application are expected to be issued in early September 2016. Awards are expected to be announced in early November 2016.
Once the RLOI is issued, please carefully review the program areas and specifications, organizational eligibility criteria, geographic priorities and all other requirements before applying.
Enterprise will host a web-based applicant Q&A session on August 1, 2016, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT to review the LOI requirements. This session will be recorded and posted on Enterprise's website for those unable to participate.
Sign Up for the Q&A Session
If you have additional questions about this opportunity, please contact Enterprise firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to all questions received will be posted online athttp://www.enterprisecommunity.com/financing-and-development/grants.
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange.
The list below highlights some important information about what has changed, what is new, and special considerations that CoCs should make while planning for the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition..
**All information related to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders. If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.
In late 2015, the U.S. Congress committed $1 billion in additional funding to the Hardest Hit Fund. In February 2016, U.S. Treasury announced Oregon's Homeowner Stabilization Initiative programs were awarded $95.4 million in additional funding to reopen their foreclosure prevention programs.
Beginning July 6th at noon homeowners can apply for the Home Rescue Program July 6th by visiting www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org. The program is designed to help Oregon homeowners avoid foreclosure by making their monthly mortgage payments for up to one year and by bringing the mortgage current.
The program will benefit homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure. **Application slots are limited so homeowners should apply as soon as slots are available in their county. Slots will be available every two weeks on Wednesdays at noon until all program funds have been exhausted.
• Training for the LIHTC and HOME NOFAs will be held on July 13th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, 700 Summer Street NE Auditorium, Salem OR 97301
• Remember, if you intend or are considering applying, you MUST contact Site.Visit@oregon.gov by June 30th to initiate scheduling your required site visit
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