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Oregon rental assistance.

There are a number of place that provide rent assistance in Oregon. Low income tenants, senior citizens, single moms and veterans will get help. There are local programs that provide help with rent or other housing costs, including security deposits, lease application fees and more. Charities, non-profits and the government are leading agencies, and find immediate and long term rental assistance in OR below.

Oregon counties are listed. Each rent program and agency is different. Some provide free lawyers to tenants to fight an eviction or offer mediation. There is grant money for paying rent to stop an eviction as well as rehousing services, including from section 8 or no-list apartments. In general, funds that help pay rent are limited, with priority for the elderly, single moms or dads, veterans and families with kids.

Find help with rent in OR from charities or government programs

Several state and regional rent assistance programs are offered. Many of them use federal funds are are run in partnership with the state and local non-profits in Oregon. A major focus is on reducing homeless, keeping power on and rent paid, and rehousing the low-income too.

  • Section 8 in Oregon - There are many Housing Authorities in Oregon. These process applications to section 8, provide low-income apartments or rent subsidized houses, and even help families buy a home. The Housing Authorities (HA) work with HUD to offer vouchers, including emergency ones, to the low-income. More on section 8 housing Oregon.
  • Local OR community action agencies offer government grants. There are offices in most major towns and counties. Very low-income households may qualify for an emergency cash grant if they are in danger of losing their rental units due to an involuntary financial hardship. Families who are faced with an eviction or who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for a grant to pay their rent if they can benefit. Locate community action phone numbers Oregon.
  • Eviction prevention - Low-income families or people with children who have received an eviction notice may be able to receive financial assistance to help with rent. Grant money, cash grants and funds are intended to help tenants who are in danger of being evicted from their apartment. Continue with help stopping an eviction Oregon.
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) - The agency offers various housing programs. They partner closely with local charities, non-profits as well as government housing authorities across the state to provide immediate rental relief. They also offer homeless shelters, motel room vouchers, and money to help people move or pay first or last months rent. More on Oregon Housing and Community Services.





  • Immediate low-income housing - HUD, local HAs, and emergency section 8 are all offered to people in a crisis, such as survivors of domestic abuse, veterans, and some elderly people. Apartments, private homes and other support is available, and read more on how to get low-income housing vouchers fast.
  • Oregon Elderly Rental Assistance Program - Agency on Aging centers offer this for seniors, people on social security and the disabled. The Oregon ERA program is based on the applicant’s household income, assets, and also the amount of rent, fuel, and utilities that the renter has paid. Apply at an Agency on Aging center in OR.

Local rent assistance programs in Oregon

Each local area offers rent payment help too. Select a county or city below. There are community churches, non-profits and other agencies that offer one tine, emergency rental assistance. each agency has their own terms, conditions, and application process. Or find additional emergency rental assistance in Oregon.

Clackamas County

Deschutes and Linn County

Douglas County

Eugene area including Lane County

Hillsboro and Washington County

Jackson and Josephine County

Portland region - downtown and all counties

Salem OR and Marion County


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