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Oregon Governor Approves 2019 QAP, Hosts Multifamily Partner Call on December 2

Governor Kate Brown signed the 2019 QAP which incorporates the ability to utilize “Income Averaging”, a new election allowed by the Internal Revenue Service, as a possible minimum set aside election.

From 3:00 – 4:00 pm PT on December 2 Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will host an open partner call for the Affordable Rental Housing Development and Compliance sections of OHCS.

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Oregon Opens Land Acquisition Program to Urban Communities

OCHS is now opening LAP to urban communities. Beginning on November 19 the remaining LAP funding (currently $1.6 million) will be available statewide for the acquisition of property for affordable rental and affordable homeownership development. LAP loan periods are up to eight years with one percent simple interest and a one percent loan fee paid at the time of the construction loan. Please consult the LAP Program Manual for additional details.

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Oregon Rulemaking Hearing on Publicly Supported Housing Preservation on November 18

On November 18 from 3:00-3:30 pm PT the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will hold a public rulemaking hearing on its Publicly Supported Housing Preservation (PuSH) program. The eight proposed rules are amended to reflect legislative changes from 2019 HB 2002, which expand owner notice and right of first refusal. Owners must provide notices to OHCS and local government earlier than previously required.

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Oregon Hosts Special Housing Stability Council Meeting to Approve QAP – October 24

On October 24, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm PDT the Housing Stability Council of Oregon Housing and Community Services will meet to authorize forwarding the Draft 2019 QAP to Governor Kate Brown for approval at Oregon Housing and Community Services, 725 NE Summer Street, Room 124a, Salem, OR 97301. Remote participation is available, the dial-in line is 877-273-4202, and the code is 4978330.