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The North Capitol Mall Office Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Housing and Community Services Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The North Capitol Mall Office Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Housing and Community Services Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) is the State’s affordable housing finance agency and community services program administrator. OHCS provides financial and program support to create and preserve quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income. The OHCS mission: “Provide leadership that enables Oregonians to gain housing, become self-sufficient, and achieve prosperity.”


The department administers 49 unique federal and state programs that support: antipoverty; community services; energy assistance; financing of single-family homes; foreclosure prevention; grants and tax credits to promote affordable housing; homelessness prevention; hunger relief; manufactured housing; new construction, preservation or rehabilitation of multifamily affordable housing developments; volunteerism and weatherization.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite B, Salem 97301-1266
Telephone: 503-986-2000
General E-mail: info@hcs.state.or.us
Contact: Margaret Van Vliet, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Sandy McDonnell
Records Officer E-mail: Sandy McDonnell
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 456.555
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog