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Housing recovery hotline open for wildfire survivors

The Homeowner Assistance and Reconstruction Program (HARP) was launched March 25. It is a housing recovery program for survivors of the 2020 Labor Day wildfires and straight-line winds. The ReOregon call center is open and ready to take questions by email at [email protected] and by phone at 877-510-6800 or 541-250-0938 (voice call or text message).

The Oregon Housing and Community Service Diaster Recovery and Resilience (DRR) team also recently published a “How to Get Ready to Apply” checklist in English and Spanish in anticipation of the launch of the Eligibility Questionnaire, which is the first step in the HARP application process.

After applicants fill out the questionnaire, DRR staff will let them know if they are eligible for any programs. 

Those who appear to be eligible for Phase 1 of HARP will be invited to apply. Instructions for completing the Eligibility Questionnaire, which requires no documents to complete, will be made available at

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