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  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • Monday, June 05, 2017 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    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: housing.counselors@hud.gov

    AND

    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: housing.counselors@hud.gov

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    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

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    Click here to learn more!

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    “HUD funding awards to Oregon for service coordinators, homeless projects and homeless veterans."  Click here..Click here...,HUD Official site...

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:22 PM | Deleted user

    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)

    Location: 

    First Unitarian Church, Buchan Room 

    1226 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205

    Cookies and coffee/water provided; feel free to bring your own lunch.

  • Monday, August 01, 2016 1:11 PM | Deleted user

    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

    Deadline

    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. 

    Q&A Session

    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 atrfp@enterprisecommunity.org

    Answers to all questions received will be posted online athttp://www.enterprisecommunity.com/financing-and-development/grants.

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 10:37 AM | Deleted user

    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.

    Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:59:59 PM EDT

    • The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is administered under the CoC Program interim rule (24 CFR part 578) and covers the application and award process for the FY 2016 CoC Program funds.
       
    • The electronic application, e-snaps, is not yet available. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to use the time before e-snaps opens to:
    - Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA to clearly understand what has changed from last year; and      
    - Begin to plan local competitions based on the information, new and changed, from the previous competition, provided in the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA.      
    • An announcement will be made on the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange and via listserv message when the e-snaps is available. For your planning purposes, we anticipate this will occur sometime after July 6, 2016.
       
    • HUD will issue a Preliminary Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report that includes each CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) and ARD amounts no earlier thanJuly 8, 2016, followed by a final ARD Report no earlier than August 5, 2016 that will include each CoC’s PPRN, ARD, CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts available.

    What’s New and Special Considerations for the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition?

    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..

    • Tier 1 is now 93 percent of the CoC’s ARD amount, up from the 85 percent in the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition, which means CoCs will have an opportunity to protect more of the higher priority projects.
       
    • The amount available for the FY 2016 Permanent Housing Bonus is 5 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN), which allows HUD to provide permanent housing bonus funding to more CoCs.
       
    • Tier 2 project-level scoring has been revised to include:
    - Up to 50 points based on CoC Application score;
    - Up to 35 points based on where the CoC ranks a project in Tier 2 in the local ranking process; 
    - Up to 5 points based on the type of project in Tier 2; and 
    - Up to 10 points based on each Tier 2 project’s commitment to a Housing First approach. It is important to note that any project that identifies through the project application as Housing First will be required to operate as such.   
    • After several years of preparing for and providing information on performance measures, this is the first Competition where CoCs will be rated for submitting system performance measures, which will be worth 10 points. You can find more information about the System Performance Measures on the HUD Exchange.
       
    • The local ranking process continues to be crucial to making the CoC program as effective as possible. CoCs should use objective, performance-based criteria to rate projects and should consider both the need to serve particular populations (for example, survivors of domestic violence, youth, and persons with substance use disorders) of people experiencing homelessness and the effectiveness of their projects in reducing homelessness.

    **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.

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 10:33 AM | Deleted user


    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.

    Program Summary

    • Homeowners may be eligible for up to 12 monthly payments up to $20,000 in mortgage payment assistance and up to $15,000 to bring their mortgage current. ($35,000 total maximum benefit)
    • The Home Rescue Program will launch in Southern and Eastern Oregon on Wednesday, July 6th at 12:00 noon and will expand to additional counties every two weeks. 


    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.


  • Friday, July 01, 2016 10:21 AM | Deleted user

    • 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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