2007 ORS § 458.650¹
Disbursement of funds in Emergency Housing Account
  • grant policies

(1) The Emergency Housing Account shall be administered by the Housing and Community Services Department to assist homeless persons and those persons who are at risk of becoming homeless. For purposes of this section, "account" means the Emergency Housing Account.

(2) The State Housing Council shall develop policy for giving grants to organizations that shall use the funds to provide to low and very low income persons, including but not limited to, persons more than 65 years of age, persons with disabilities, farmworkers and Native Americans:

(a) Emergency shelters and attendant services;

(b) Transitional housing services designed to assist persons to make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing and economic independence;

(c) Supportive housing services to enable persons to continue living in their own homes or to provide in-home services for such persons for whom suitable programs do not exist in their geographic area;

(d) Programs that provide emergency payment of home payments, rents or utilities; or

(e) Some or all of the needs described in paragraphs (a) to (d) of this subsection.

(3)(a) The council shall require as a condition of awarding a grant that the organization demonstrate to the satisfaction of the council that the organization has the capacity to deliver any service proposed by the organization.

(b) Any funds granted under this section shall not be used to replace existing funds. Funds granted under this section may be used to supplement existing funds. An organization may use funds to support existing programs or to establish new programs.

(c) The council, by policy, shall give preference in granting funds to those organizations that coordinate services with those programs established under ORS 458.625 (Disbursement of account investment revenues in Housing Development and Guarantee Account).

(4) The department may expend for administration of the account no more than five percent of the account appropriation. [1991 c.740 §7; 2007 c.70 §268]