COLD WEATHER ADVISORY: A Cold Weather Advisory  is in effect for Multnomah County (not a Severe Weather alert) Monday night, November 28, 2022. Call 2-1-1 or CLICK HERE for information on resources available.

WINTER GEAR DONATIONS: Shelter providers and street outreach workers in Multnomah County are seeking winter gear donations, CLICK HERE for what and where to donate!

Updated: 8/15/2022

OERAP: Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) is closed as of Aug. 12, 2022. Tenants with existing applications in the system who fully submit their completed applications by August 12, will continue to be processed as funds remain. 

Current 211info Waitlist: As of July 2022, Multnomah County is offering rent assistance through the Equitable Access Rent Assistance Program (EARAP) for eligible families. Households must meet the following eligibility requirements: they must have dependents under the age of 18 living in the household, and the household income must be 65% or below the Area Median Income (AMI). The waitlist will open and close periodically.

For more information, including the waitlist status, click here.

If you have an eviction notice: please contact 211 immediately for information on the Multnomah County COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program. This Rent Relief Program is designed to provide eviction prevention assistance in Multnomah County to prevent households from eviction due to the financial and health impact of Covid-19. Assistance may be available for the current month’s rent due if an eviction notice has been issued. For more information, click here.

Eviction Prevention Rent Assistance Income Eligibility Chart

Household Size80% AMI

More people are feeling the financial harm from the COVID-19 pandemic than there are resources to help. Even those that meet eligibility requirements may not receive assistance. All households facing eviction should explore all options for help.

Documents to have ready:

  • For renters:
    • Income verification (pay stubs, bank statement) from the last 30 days
    • Documents showing any past-due housing costs (rent amount, late fee notice or court order or email verification from landlord), copies of bills for moving costs, etc.
    • Written Eviction Notice – if available.
    • If you cannot immediately provide these documents, self-certification might be an option. Let the provider you’re working with know. 
  • For landlords/property managers: In addition, landlords will need to complete a current W-9 and sign an agreement to receive payments. Provider agencies will send that form to landlords or property managers and work with them directly on your behalf.

Additional Resources: For a full list of rent assistance programs, click here and enter your zip code or contact 211info and speak with a Community Information Specialist.

Information About Eviction Protections

Oregon’s statewide eviction moratorium expired on June 30, 2021, and is no longer active. 

However, there are other protections currently in place. If tenants provided documentation of their application for rental assistance to their landlords by July 1, 2022, they are protected from evictions for non-payment of rent through September 30, 2022.

More information on the current protections can be found here.

Tenants should apply for rent assistance right away.

What to do if You Receive an Eviction Notice

If you receive a notice of eviction for nonpayment, call 211 immediately to get information and resources about rapid-payment rent assistance

If you are seeking legal support contact Oregon Law Center’s Eviction Defense Project at 888-585-9638 or evictiondefense@oregonlawcenter.org. Legal support is available for tenants living in the City of Portland as soon as you receive any type of Notice of Termination through the City of Portland’s Eviction Legal Defense Program.  

Additional community resources include the Community Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

You all are always so kind and have big hearts. Thank you for your help.

- Multnomah County rent assistance caller