Fire Relief for Home Owners

Fire Relief for Home Owners

Here is a helpful link to the State of Oregon for their Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Program

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/wildfire-damage-housing-relief-program.aspx

 

Wildfire Damage Housing Relief
Oregon Housing and Community Services | Housing Stabilization Division | (503) 986-2000 |

Program Overview:  Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) was directed by the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly to develop, implement and administer the Wildfire Damage
Housing Relief Account Program to assist households of lower income that suffer a loss of housing due to a wildfire.
(https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB3148)

Eligibility Requirements
A homeowner may apply for financial assistance to provide relief for damages incurred due to a wildfire.
To qualify for program assistance:
(a) The loss or damage to housing must be due to a wildfire as defined by ORS 477.089.
(b) The applicant must be an Oregon resident at the time of the loss or damage to housing.
(c) The applicant has a previous year annual income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
(d) The loss or damage to housing must have occurred in Oregon on or after July 1, 2017.
(e) The home lost or damaged due to wildfire must be the household’s primary residence.
(f) The household must own the home that is lost or damaged due to wildfire.
(g) The home that is lost or damaged due to wildfire may be a stick built home, a
site built home, or a recreational vehicle that is the primary residence of the applicant.
(h) The home damaged by the wildfire is considered uninhabitable unless repaired or replaced.
(i) To receive assistance, the household must submit an application to the department along with verification of loss, proof of ownership, and proof of income.
(j) The household must apply for grant funds within one hundred and eighty (180) days after the loss of the home

Type of Program Assistance
Program assistance for damages may not exceed $7,000 per household.  Applications will be accepted until all Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Account funds are expended.
Program Delivery The application is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/wildfire-damage-housing-reliefprogram.aspx.
After submission of the application, OHCS will notify applicants if the application

Oregon Housing and Community Services | Housing Stabilization Division | (503) 986-2000 | Revised 07/18/2017
is incomplete within ten (10) days. OHCS will process complete applications and payments to homeowners within thirty (30) days.

For More Information Individuals with questions about the program should contact:
Sheila Parkins, Program Analyst wildfire.relief@oregon.gov, or 503-986-2062

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