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General Rent Assistance: In addition to COVID-19 specific resources listed below, a general 211info specialist can help you find additional rent assistance in your area. https://www.211info.org/contact
To search our database for resources please visit https://www.211info.org/search-resources
Some counties or affiliate agencies have established COVID-19 specific rent relief programs for those financially impacted by the pandemic. Please note that all programs will vary in scope and intake process. Programs may open and close periodically based on funding and applicant volume, continue to check resource for updated information regarding the program. For additional rent resources, please contact us.
We encourage renters to connect with any cultural organizations they may be a member of, because they may be another access point for assistance.
Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
Oregon Housing and Community Services is distributing $280 million to qualified renters who have experienced financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.
OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. Up to December 1, 2021 at 11:59pm, the program also covered past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash, internet and bulk fuels. Important Note: After December 2, 2021, the program will NO LONGER cover utility costs.
Program funds will be prioritized based on need, it is not first come, first served. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed. This program is offered to Oregonians regardless of their immigration status and will not impact the recipient's eligibility for other federal programs such as SNAP or Medicaid.
Please click here to check your eligibility and apply. If you need assistance with your application materials, you reach out to your local program administrator.
As of January 26, 2022, OERAP will open for a limited duration of 3-5 weeks following the December 1, 2021 six-week pause. Assistance will depend on availability of funds. OERAP will continue to focus on applications that were submitted prior to the December 1, 2021 pause while accepting these new applications.
For more information on the OERAP program, please visit oregonrentalassistance.org.
COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAMS BY COUNTY: