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Home Replacement Assistance for 2020 Labor Day Disaster Survivors in Talent Next Year

The Homeowner Assistance and Reconstruction Program (HARP) will be the first assistance available directly to 2020 Labor Day disaster survivors administered by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS).

The program is part of ReOregon, which is funded by a $422 million Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HARP assistance will help low- and moderate-income homeowners who still need to repair, rebuild or replace their homes. Those who have already completed repairs or rebuilding may be reimbursed in a future phase of HARP, if funds are still available.

OHCS will begin accepting applications for HARP by the end of March 2024. The agency has partnered with community-based organizations to support the launch of HARP.

One Southern Oregon organization will be conducting outreach and providing in-person support to help survivors work through the application process. ACCESS of Jackson County, NOWIA Unete Center for Farmworker Advocacy and Firebrand Resilience Collective are working on the Remake Talent project.

In addition, Unite Oregon in Jackson County will be assisting with outreach work.

OHCS recognizes how challenging this disaster has been and wants to work with survivors to ensure they have the resources they need to apply to the appropriate ReOregon program.
Posted on 12/21/23 12:55PM by Sam Marsh