The Northwest Housing Authority (NOHA) provides rental help to hundreds of homeowners per year in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties Washington. There are cases of them paying up to several hundred dollars per month in both short term and long term rent aid. In total their budget is about $500,000 per month, and hundreds of families are providing housing assistance. While the budget for NOHA has been under stress lately from the recent slowdown in the economy, they are doing their best to continue to keep people in their homes. They are working with landlords to come up with the best solutions to prevent an eviction. Call 503-861-0119.
In addition to The Northwest Housing Authority, additional rent help is provided by the Clatsop Community Action ((503) 861-3663) organization as well as the Women's Resource Center. The community action group has being trying to supplement some of the other government run plans. While their monthly budget is not as large as the state or federal government programs, every little bit helps today. These programs and groups are some of the top choices that Clatsop county residents should turn to.
Clatsop County Housing Authority ((503) 325-2880) is another agency that focuses on the Washington and Oregon area. Among other services provided they run the section 8 program in Washington. This section 8 program limits the amount of money that someone needs to pay towards their rent or housing. They also try to address both housing crisis that someone may be facing, and also deal with the underlying causes, such as job losses, poor credit rating, or other concerns.
In addition to the rent assistance referenced above, Clatsop Community Action (phone number above) has other services that they can offer the working poor and low income. The community action agency is a non-profit agency that helps mobilize programs and resources throughout the Washington part of Clatsop. Resources can help end poverty and help people become independent. The primary mission is to help low income people meet housing needs by paying rent, provide food, and other basic living needs. CCA operates the Regional Food Bank in the region and Hilltop low-income apartments. Find the locations of other Washington food banks.
People who are homeless or right on the verge of losing their home can call Restoration House. This charity organization provides qualified individuals and families with housing needs, food and meals and supportive services. The Restoration House organization focuses on assisting clients and homeless individuals in addressing the problems and issues in their lives that led to their situation.
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