Six developments have been selected to receive $38.7 million in permanent supportive housing (PSH) funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS).

Andrea Bell
Andrea Bell

The investment will provide 227 homes for people experiencing homelessness or who need supportive services in addition to housing.

“Housing is at the intersection of everything,” says Andrea Bell, OHCS director. “In centering the needs of Oregonians, we and partners across the state are continuing to work together to deliver results in building more affordable housing. This remains our focus.”

The six developments were selected out of nine applicants who requested $40 million in PSH funding, greater than the available capital.

The projects receiving awards are:

  • Third Street Commons, a 46-unit PSH development in Corvallis by Corvallis Housing First, $9.2 million in capital funds;
  • Kafoury Court, a 40-unit PSH development in Portland by Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, $12 million in capital funds;
  • Bridges on Broadway, a 56-unit PSH development in Eugene by Homes for Good, $8.4 million in capital funds;
  • Marine Drive, a 32-unit PSH development in Astoria by Clatsop County Behavior Health, $6.1 million in capital funds;
  • The Clifford, an 88-unit development with 31 PSH units in Portland by Innovative Housing, 31 units of rental assistance and services funding; and
  • Woodland Hearth, a 63-unit development with 22 PSH units in Tigard by Community Partners for Affordable Housing, $3 million from the Housing Trust Fund.

“By approving these funding recommendations, OHCS is taking a crucial step forward in addressing the pressing housing needs for people experiencing homelessness,” said Bell. “The PSH program helps provide more safe and secure places where individuals can reach their true potential.”