Under OPC’s on-call agreement with the PHB, we have been tasked to provide Relocation Plan development and tenant relocation for the recently acquired Westwind Apartments. Relocation activities for this local Portland resident and business relocation project are governed by the URA.
Following the Westwind Apartments Relocation Plan, PHB retained OPC for relocation assistance services for up to 55 residential households with 70 tenants and up to 2 commercial businesses at associated commercial spaces. OPC staff are conducting group and one-on-one meetings on-site with the affected commercial and residential tenants. The meetings are held to determine tenant needs and eligibility for assistance. OPC distributed informational brochures and tenant notices in conjunction with HUD Handbook 1378. Under the program, at least three (3) replacement housing options must be presented to each tenant, and OPC must inspect replacement housing to confirm that it meets HUD’s decent, safe, and sanitary (DSS) conditions.