Salem and Marion County rental assistance.

Emergency rental and housing assistance is available across Salem. Several non-profit organizations as well as charities offer funds to qualified low income families. Most of the applicants in Marion County will need to have an eviction notice in order to get help with their rent or they need to be seeking in the process of moving into a new home in order to get security deposit assistance.

Agencies will generally offer a grant to the applicant for any rental expenses or other housing costs due. This will often be combined with case management services, such as landlord or tenant mediation. It is always recommended to seek rent help as soon as possible, before falling behind. The primary non-profit to contact for information in Marion County Oregon are below.

Congregations Helping People
Address is 600 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Main number is (503) 391-4365
Emergency, one time funds for paying back rent may be issued. This is only for low income families in Salem, single parents, or senior citizens. Additional funds may be offered for energy bills.

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency is located at 1164 Madison Street NE in Salem. The Housing Assistance Program, or HAP, can provide a government grant for rental expenses or other housing costs. Money can also be used to pay a security deposit. Referrals are needed from other local non-profits. Call (503) 399-9080.

Northwest Human Services Crisis Line
Main office is at 694 Church Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Families & individuals facing eviction can apply for a one-time emergency  financial assistance to cover a portion of the rent that is past due to a landlord or rental agency. The agency will also offer referrals to low income apartments and other housing services in Marion County.





Salem Health – Hospital will only assist residents with a terminal illness, specifically cancer. The center is at 890 Oak Street SE, or call (503) 562-4321.

Salvation Army of Salem and Marion County
Tenants with a pay or quit notice can apply for rent assistance. The non-profit also runs shelter, can place families into transitional housing, and offer free advice. The homeless can also seek funds for first months rent on a new apartment
1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301, call (503) 585-6688
A second location is at 1977 Front Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301, call (503) 585-6688

Oregon Housing and Community Services
Address is 725 Summer Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Call (503) 986-6702
The government agency can coordinate rapid rehousing and offer referrals.

Non-profit grant programs – The federal government and state of Oregon issue funds to organizations in Marion County. The grants can be used for paying rent to stop evictions or maybe for a utility or rental deposit for a new apartment. Phone number for referrals is 866-698-6155.

Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel – The charity is located at 840 S Main St. They operate a shelter and provide other housing solutions to the homeless. Referrals to loans, deposit programs, or regional rent assistance programs may be given. Call (503) 845-6141.

Union Gospel Mission Of Salem – The charity will offer homeless prevention advice, referrals to loan programs, and financial aid. The Simonka Place NLF program is based at 5119 River Road NE, Keizer, OR 97307, and dial (503) 362-7487 for information.
A second location is at 345 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, dial (503) 362-3983.




Women At The Well Grace House
1243 Peace Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
(971) 600-3627
The non-profit supports women, children, and domestic violence survivors.

St. Joseph Shelter
925 S Main Street
Mount Angel, OR 97362
Seasonal migrant workers can call (503) 930-2938.

ARCHES homeless prevention and rehousing programs include many components. Some tenants may be given one-time rental help or loans for paying for security deposits or utilities. There are also federally funded resources that subsidize rent, including TBRA. More on Marion County Oregon homeless prevention.

Marion County Oregon Veteran's Service Offices
700 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Dial (503) 373-2085
Call for information on shelter, grant programs, and resources for first months rent or moving assistance. Other housing support for veterans may be for mortgages, food and utility help.





THP - Transitional Housing Program is for individuals and families that are homeless. Receive on-going rental assistance, housing placement services, case management, and guidance. This is only for the currently homeless who need initial security deposit or rent help and who are working towards self-sufficiency. It is run in Dallas and Salem Oregon. Call 503-623-8429.

St Vincent De Paul Society Emergency Services is a faith based group at 3745 Portland Road NE in Salem. Dial (503) 364-3210 for emergency rental assistance, medical care, and short term housing. The charity will also arrange home visits for the disabled in Marion County.


By Jon McNamara

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