Oregon Administrative Rules
813 - Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Division 330 - WILDFIRE DAMAGE HOUSING RELIEF PROGRAM
813-330-0030 - Household Eligibility
WILDFIRE DAMAGE HOUSING RELIEF PROGRAM (WDHR)
(1) WDHR services shall be available to households of lower income who meet the following criteria:
(a) The household members must be residents of Oregon at the time of the loss or damage to housing due to wildfire.
(b) The loss or damage to housing due to wildfire must have occurred in Oregon on or after July 1, 2017.
(c) The household must own or rent the housing lost or damaged due to wildfire, which may be a single family home, multi-family home, manufactured/mobile home or a recreational vehicle.
(d) The housing lost or damaged due to wildfire must be considered the household’s primary residence.
(e) If the housing was only damaged rather than lost by wildfire, the housing must be considered uninhabitable unless repaired or replaced.
(2) To receive WDHR services, the household must submit an application, in form, format and substance satisfactory to OHCS. OHCS may require information including, but not limited to, verification of loss, scope and location of wildfire, proof of ownership/residency, details regarding the type of housing lost or damaged due to wildfire, and proof of income for the household for the previous year. The WDHR application shall be available on the OHCS website.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) above, OHCS may consider the referral of a household from a local, state, or federal disaster relief agency or human service agency to determine eligibility of the household for WDHR services.
(4) The household must apply for WDHR services within 180 days after the loss or damage of housing due to wildfire.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 456.555
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 458.620 & 458.667
OHCS 22-2020, temporary amend filed 11/13/2020, effective 11/13/2020 through 03/23/2021
OHCS 18-2020, temporary amend filed 09/25/2020, effective 09/25/2020 through 03/23/2021
OHCS 37-2019, amend filed 12/06/2019, effective 12/06/2019
OHCS 9-2019, minor correction filed 07/03/2019, effective 07/03/2019
OHCS 5-2018, amend filed 02/28/2018, effective 02/28/2018
OHCS 3-2018, temporary amend filed 02/09/2018, effective 02/10/2018 through 08/08/2018
OHCS 8-2017(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-14-17 thru 2-9-18
OHCS 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-16
OHCS 7-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-18-15 thru 2-13-16