SNAP Replacement Benefits
Did you lose food purchased with SNAP benefits due to storms, flooding, power outages or fires? For information on how to request replacement benefits within ten (10) days of the food loss, visit the Oregon Department of Humand Services website.
Affordable Housing Options through Relay Resources
Relay Resources has a variety of affordable housing openings. Some involve waitlists, while others do not. They have many vacancies now, primarily in East County. Find information and a link to sign up for their weekly vacancy email HERE.
Rent and Utility Assistance
Community Action provides rent and utility assistance. Assistance is available for rent payment and utilities. Find out more here.
Oregon Mortgage Assistance Program
For homeowners, the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OSHI) has a COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance Program. You can learn about eligibility requirements and the application process at OHSI's website.
Protecting Multnomah County Renters
Starting February 1, 2021, Multnomah County renters who sign and return a "Declaration of Financial Hardship for Eviction Protection" form to their landlord stating that they are unable to afford their rent will be protected by Oregon’s statewide eviction moratorium. The statewide eviction moratorium makes it unlawful for landlords to evict people who are unable to pay their rent and for landlords to evict renters without cause. Renters must sign and return the form in order to be protected by the moratorium. Renters do not have to provide proof of their inability to pay.
Sewer, Stormwater and Water Financial Assistance Application
The City of Portland offers a sewer, stormwater and water bill discount program for all eligible households receiving water and/or sanitary sewer service as a direct customer of the Portland Water Bureau or Bureau of Environmental Services. https://portlandwaterbureau.seamlessdocs.com/f/19_20PortlandCares?fbclid=IwAR0P8DtKMLXCdG507jucHIzM9Gt8TiBcuu-sgcKWzSlgE1XxJQHM9rxNreQ
Get Free Tax Help
Need help with filing taxes? Metropolitan Family Service provides free assistance with tax preparation with IRS-Certified volunteers from January 20 - April 15, 2021. See the website for scheduling and other qualifications.
Get Vaccinated Oregon
The Oregon Health Authority has launched a new tool at covidvaccine.oregon.gov
called Get Vaccinated Oregon. This tool will allow people to determine if they are currently eligible for a vaccine and register to get email alerts or text notifications when they become eligible. Once eligible to be vaccinated, this tool will help direct users to vaccine events in their area. This tool will be open to all Oregonians. Using this tool does not guarantee users a specific "spot in line." Once eligible, notified users may use the tool to find a vaccine event in their area.
Culturally Specific Meals
These organizations are providing culturally specific meals (and supplemental food boxes) to older adults and people with disabilities: Asian Health and Service Center (AHSC); Programa Hispano Catolico; IRCO Senior Center; Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)
The McKinney-Vento (formerly Title X) Homeless Program does not just serve families living in shelters or cars, but all students who do not have a fixed, regular or adequate living situation.
MV students and families may be eligible to receive the following supplies, services, and referrals based on availability:
- After-school Programs
- School Supplies
- School Lunch
- Food Assistance
- Cap & Gown
- Info About Shelters, Housing & Energy Assistance
- Hygiene Supplies
- FAFSA Letter
- Credit Retrieval Fees