Home Ownership

Information

Buying a Home

Frequently asked questions about the steps involved in buying a home.

Buying a Home in Oregon

Information about programs that can help you with buying a home in Oregon.

Home Buying Process

Explanation of the home-buying process designed for first-time buyers or those who haven't purchased in a while.

FAQ for Tenants After the Oregon Wildfires

Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants After the Oregon Wildfires.

Looking for the Best Mortgage

Basic information about how to get the best mortgage for your situation.

Home Equity Loans and Avoiding Home Equity Scams

Information about home equity loans: what they are, how you might get one, and common loan scams that could result in your losing your home.

Reverse Mortgages

Information about the most common reverse mortgage plans and the benefits and drawbacks of each plan.

Are Reverse Mortgages Helpful or Hazardous?

Marketed to older adults, the loans both provide and deplete needed income

Property Tax Deferrals

Information about postponing the payment of property taxes for disabled and senior citizens.

Veteran's Property Tax Exemption

Disabled veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may be able to exempt part of their home's assessed value from real property taxes.

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Construction Fraud

Publications with tips for avoiding repair and home improvement problems.

Information for Manufactured Housing Residents and Home Park Owners Affected by Oregon Wildfires

If you are a manufactured homeowner, either on land you own, or in a park, or you rented a manufactured home in a park and your housing was affected by the wildfire, this information is for you. This document also includes information for manufactured home park owners.

Oregon Disaster Legal Services

Resources, information and legal help for Oregon disaster survivors.

Wildfire and Disaster Resources

Resources for those affected by wildfires and other natural disasters in Oregon.

Manufactured Home Complaints

Suggestions for dealing with problems with your manufactured home.

Accessibility to Oregon Courts

Information about requesting accommodation for disabilities in order to use the state court system's services or facilities.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Oregon LIHEAP program provides low-income Oregonians assistance with their home energy expenses. The LIHEAP program includes bill payment assistance, energy education, case management, and home weatherization services.

Oregon Veterans

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs provides free benefits counseling and claims service to veterans, survivors, and dependents on all veterans' benefits. The agency also provides home loans at lower rates to veterans who qualify.

Homeless or Houseless in Oregon? Know Your Rights

Your basic rights as a homeless / houseless person. Information about law enforcement and laws that affect camping, panhandling, vehicles, exclusion zones and sidewalk use.

Housing Rights for Manufactured or Mobile Home Residents in Oregon

The booklet covers the rights of individuals who live in manufactured or floating homes which are owned by the resident, but which occupy space rented by the homeowner in a facility designated for that purpose. A “facility” is a place where four or more manufactured homes or floating homes are located.

Limited English Proficiency at HUD

This page provides links to documents created by HUD program offices and features factsheets, housing brochures and other forms in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, in addition to English.

Moving?

If you move to a new address you can assure that your mail is sent to you at your new home by filling out a simple change of address form (Form 3575) from the postal service. Read more here.

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