All Homeforward proposed amendments can be found HERE.
Among the proposed amendments is this one which eliminates some restrictions and changes the area of focus from zip codes to census tracts:
Home Forward will implement a landlord incentive program to attract new landlords and units in low poverty areas to the Housing Choice Voucher program. In its initial year of testing, the program will offer a one time, $100 incentive payment for each eligible unit a landlord leases to a Housing Choice Voucher participant.
A landlord will be eligible to receive up to ten incentive payments per multifamily complex.Eligible units must be located in zip codescensus tracts considered low-poverty areas and not have had a Housing Choice
Voucher tenant in the prior 24 months.
- There will be a public hearing on the proposed amendment on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 6:15 p.m. at Humboldt Gardens, 5033 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR.
- You may send written comments before May 15, to Melissa.Sonsalla@homeforward.org or by mail to Home Forward, 135 SW Ash St., Portland, OR 97204, Attn: Melissa Sonsalla.
The full FY 2013 plan being amended can be found HERE.