Economic and Community Development Dept.
Housing and Community Services Department
Part of our mission is to provide short-term relief while looking at
long-term solutions. HOPE offers short-term relief by funding and
administering an emergency voucher program that provides temporary shelter, food
or gasoline for people in short-term emergency situations.
Self-Help housing is a program created by the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help low-income families build
modest homes in rural areas throughout the United States. Each
household must provide 65% of the labor needed to build their
homes. That translates to at least 30 hours a week for about 10
HOPE provides much of the affordable housing in the
Mid-Columbia region of Oregon and Washington. This affordable housing
consists of 5 apartment complexes. The four in Oregon are managed by
an outside property management firm and one in Washington managed by a
contracted individual. HOPE's apartments currently house 12% of the
city of Hood River's residents.