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Homes for Good Receives NAHRO and Housing Oregon Awards Posted On: Monday, 03 October 03:00 PM

2022 National NAHRO Merit Awards

Homes for Good was recognized at NAHRO's annual conference in San Diego, and received four National Merit Awards.

"The NAHRO Agency Awards Program was created to give national recognition to the achievement and innovation of NAHRO agency/organizational members throughout the country; to provide additional opportunities to inform the public of the best in housing and community development; and to create a resource bank of information on significant, innovative activities performed by housing and redevelopment agencies and community development departments." (Quote from NAHRO).

Homes for Good received the following awards:

  • In the Category of Resident and Client Services, for The Art Initiative
  • In the Category of Affordable Housing, for The Keystone
  • In the Category of Affordable Housing, for The Commons on MLK
  • In the Category of Community Revitalization, for Market District Commons

Housing Oregon Strides for Equity Award

Homes for Good was recognized at Housing Oregon's Award Gala on September 28th, and received the Strides for Equity Award for "The Art Initiative"

The Strides for Equity Award Recognizes the many different ways our members across the state embrace diverse populations in their communities and ensure that prosperity is a tide that lifts all boats.

"In 2020, Homes for Good implemented the Art Initiative to incorporate art into affordable housing developments with the goal to connect the people served by their housing programs with art in community spaces. Competitive Requests For Proposals has resulted in installations at The Commons on MLK, Market District Commons, and The Nel. RFPs have preference points for local artists, members of the BIPOC community, former and/ or current residents, and people with low incomes as defined by HUD. A scoring criterion for Trauma Informed Design (TID) principles is included. One of the artists, Vietnam born Uyen-thi Nguyen, notes her love for community brought her to volunteer on nonprofit boards and with local arts organizations, and teach youth arts programs industries and later started her own business in Cottage Grove, Oregon."

Read more about the award here.
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Homes for Good Open Rental Listing Posted On: Wednesday, 14 September 12:00 PM

The Homes for Good Open Rental Listing has been updated as of 09-14-2022. Homes for Good creates the Open Rental Listing on a monthly basis as a resource to community members searching for housing options in Lane County.

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Emergency Housing Voucher Wait List Opening Soon Posted On: Saturday, 12 February 05:00 AM

Lane County and Homes for Good will be accepting pre-applications for referrals to the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Wait List starting Tuesday July 13th, 2021 at 9:00am PT.

EHV is a new program created through the American Rescue Plan Act. EHVs are tenant based vouchers that can be used in a variety of housing in the community. An EHV voucher is very much like a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher (HCV) in that the subsidy stays with the tenant, tenant pays a portion of the rent and Homes for Good pays a portion of the rent and the landlord will need to approve the tenant. EHVs follow the same procedures for tenancy as the regular Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Participants are responsible for finding a suitable unit that: (1) Has a gross rent amount that falls within the determined rent limits and (2) Can pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection.

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) are specifically designed for households who are:

  • Homeless;
  • At Risk of Homelessness;
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking;
  • Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.