Rental assistance in Portland Oregon and Multnomah County.

Find short to midterm programs that offer rental assistance in Portland Oregon. Several different non-profit organizations, charities, social service agencies and government programs may be able to provide funds so people can prevent evictions and also pay their monthly rent. In addition, many of the Portland housing assistance agencies can also offer case management and referrals to services such as Section 8 housing vouchers.

Typically qualified applicants can receive rent assistance for at most two years, however it is usually for a shorter period of time. While the exact terms and conditions will vary, it can include temporary assistance with paying rent or mortgage payments, motel or hotel vouchers, funds to pay security deposits, and emergency eviction prevention assistance.

Home Forward (formerly known as the Housing Authority of Portland (HAP))
Phone Number - 503-802-8300
The agency is involved in offering short term rent assistance as funds allow, but funding is limited. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on rental assistance availability please call the health and human services hotline for Oregon by dialing 2-1-1 for callers with a 503 or 971 area code, or if out of the area dial 503.222.5555

Cascade AIDS Project
Address: 208 SW 5th Ave Suite 800
Phone number - 503-223-5907
Patients with HIV only may be able to qualify for emergency housing or rent assistance. Additional help may be provided for their families.

Catholic Charities
Portland office rent assistance phone number: 503-489-6842
Second address is 138 NE 3rd Street, Suite 140, Gresham, Oregon 97030, dial 503-669-8350
Low income families, regardless of nationality or religion, may qualify for help in Multnomah County. There are multiple offices in the Portland area, as indicated above. They partner with churches across Portland Oregon. Financial assistance is limited. Apply for rent help, electric bills, and they also have low cost furniture or other housing items. One program known as El Programa Hispano focuses on Latinos.





Domestic Violence Group (VOA)
Phone: 503-771-5503
Housing assistance programs focus on victims of domestic violence in Portland Oregon.

Janus Youth Programs - Multnomah County
Location: 707 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232
Telephone number - (360) 433-7368

Impact NW
10055 E Burnside St.
Rent assistance hotline: 503-988-6545. Programs are offered for all of Multnomah County low income and residents in need, who meet qualifications. This non-profit may also offer no interest loans as a form of rental assistance. They are part of the regional community action agency network and address housing issues, battle poverty, offers grants for paying deposits, rent, or mortgages and more.

The office address is 4424 NE Glisan
Main phone number is 503-235-9396

Insights Teen Parent Program
711 SE Ankeny, Suite B
Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone number - 503-239-6996
Emergency short term rental assistance is offered for families only with head of household between 17-22 years old, so the age group is limited.

Address: 1435 NE 81st Ave, Suite 100
Portland Oregon 97213
Main office phone number - 503-232-2031

Immigrant And Refugee Community Organization - RCO Asian Family Center may have one time rent assistance. Services are in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and other languages. The address is 8040 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97213, and other housing or deposit programs may be available too. Phone - (503) 234-2048.




Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy
Main number - 503-246-1663
Singles, Families, and African Immigrants can all apply for rent assistance, vouchers, and emergency funds.

Volunteers of America
Phone: 503-771-5503
The program only helps singles, families, and survivors of domestic violence only. They also have information on state of Oregon and federal government resources.

Northwest Pilot Project
Office location - 1430 SW Broadway, Suite 200
Call the non-profit at 503-227-5605
Accepts walk in applicants too. At least one member who applies for rent help must be over 55 years old and another condition is they need to have no dependent children under 18 years old.

SE Works
Address: 7916 SE Foster Road
Portland, Or 97206
Call the non-profit at 503-772-2300
Emergency rent assistance is for youth, singles, and adults ages 15-21 in Multnomah County who have dropped out of school and need help.

Bradley Angle Resource Center
Address is 5432 N Albina Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
Call (503) 595-9591
The non-profit offers support to domestic violence victims, including singling parent. Rent help in the form of loans and ongoing support is available.

Portland Va Medical Center Community Resource and Referral Center (phone (503) 808-1256) runs the HUD-VASH program. This provides help to veterans and their families. Government grants can be used for back rent and housing costs, including energy bills. Other low income housing, including apartments and funds for security deposits, may be offered. The office is at 308 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.

Multnomah County Homeless Family System Of Care can place the homeless into shelters, including Goose Hollow and Daybreak. Different agencies make up MHQT, and focus on housing stabilization. There may be referrals to emergency rent, energy programs, and other eviction defense solutions. Call 211.





St Andrew Emergency Services only support the local zip code of 97211. Money raised by the community may be available for emergency rental assistance. The church is at 4940 NE 8th Street. Call (971) 244-0339  for information.

Legal Aid of Multnomah County
Address is 520 SW Sixth Avenue Suite 700
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone - (503) 227-0198
Attorneys offer free help on dealing with evictions to low income tenants and can offer other advice on rent and housing issues. Senior citizens are also some of the main clients.

Self Enhancement, Inc.
4341 N Vancouver Portland Oregon
Telephone - 503-285-0493

Homeless Prevention, which includes both rent or utility assistance to stop evictions along with permanent housing placement, can help low income families. Government grants and legal firms in Multnomah County provide help to clients ranging from seniors to veterans and single mothers. Money may be paid out for rent, motel rooms, or security deposits in some cases. Find a listing of Multnomah County eviction and rehousing programs.

Native American Youth & Family Center
Address: 5135 NE Columbia Blvd.
Call - 503-288-8177
Focuses its housing programs on Native Americans who live in the region.

Transition Projects
Phone - 503.280.4700
650 NW Irving Street
Offers security deposits, move in assistance, eviction prevention, and other housing assistance. The homeless and Portland families facing imminent eviction are the main beneficiaries.

The Multnomah DDSD Housing Assistance program works with the city of Portland Housing Authority. DDSD may be able to provide a limited amount of short-term housing and rent assistance to participants who are at risk of homelessness or evictions. This assistance is very limited and low income families can only apply at most once per year. Any help is usually offered in the form of rent, security deposit, or motel/hotel voucher assistance. Dial 503-988-3658.

Human Solutions
12350 SE Powell Blvd, telephone 503-548-0200
501 NE Hood, Suite 310, phone: 503-405-7875
This is the local community action agency. They administer a number of low income assistance programs, including case management and referrals. Continue with community action agencies in Portland Oregon.





Multnomah County St. Vincent De Paul Of Portland Social Services
5120 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97202
Main number - (503) 233-5589
Programs can help people of all backgrounds and religions. Rent assistance, referrals, and case management may be provided for the low income, unemployed, and senior citizens in Portland Oregon. The working poor and families with children are a main focus of the emergency rental assistance programs. Also learn about government programs such as section 8.

By Jon McNamara

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