Housing and Community Services Department

Present Duties

North Capitol Mall Office building
The North Capitol Mall Office Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Housing and Community Services Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is Oregon’s housing finance agency providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.

OHCS administers programs that provide housing stabilization—from preventing and ending homelessness and assisting with utilities to keep someone stable, to financing multifamily affordable housing and encouraging home ownership. It delivers these programs primarily through grants, contracts and loan agreements with local partners and community-based providers and has limited direct contact with low-income beneficiaries. OHCS’s sources of funds are varied and include federal and state resources with complex regulatory compliance requirements. Stewardship, compliance monitoring and asset management are all critical roles for OHCS.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite B, Salem 97301-1266
Telephone: 503-986-2000
General Email: housinginfo@oregon.gov
Contact: Margaret Salazar, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Ariel Nelson
Records Officer Email: Greg Current
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 456.555
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Agency History - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency