***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY OPEN TO HOUSEHOLDS CONTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICE WITH MULTNOMAH COUNTY INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC***

IDD Short Term Rent Assistance Program

This program offers short term housing assistance to households with a member enrolled in case management services with Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. If your household has been negatively affected by COVID 19 please see the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program info below. If your household has not been impacted by COVID-19 complete the standard Housing Assistance Request Form to seek assistance. 

Housing Assistance Policies and Procedures (90 KB)

Housing Assistance Request Form 2021 (280.68 KB)

Housing Assistance Payment Process for Case Managers (16.25 KB)

Send all requests for assistance to iddhousingassistance@multco.us


COVID-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP-2) 2021/2022 

The COVID-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rent assistance to prevent households from experiencing evictions and homelessness due to the financial and health impacts of COVID-19. Funding must be spent by June 30, 2022. 

Eligible Households - To be eligible for the program, households must meet all four of the below requirements. There is no citizenship requirement for these funds.

  1. At least one member of the household is enrolled in Mult. Co. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services.
  2. Resident of Multnomah County
  3. Experienced BOTH of the following impacts due to COVID-19:
    1. One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits; OR, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak
    2. One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness; OR, housing instability
  4. Household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
    • Income is based on snapshot of current income at time of application, or the household’s total income for calendar year 2020. Income includes the current gross income of all adult household members. 

Eligible Expenses:

  • Current or future rent payment (can request current month and up to 3 months of future rent payments, subsidized rent is eligible)
  • Rent arrears (beginning April 2020)
  • Late fees
  • Security deposits
  • Application fees
  • Rental debt with a prior property manager, if debt is a barrier to accessing housing. 

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES: mortgage assistance, utility assistance, motel vouchers

Amount & Frequency of financial assistance:

  • There is no maximum financial limit of assistance per household.
  • An eligible household may receive up to 9 months of rent assistance with ERAP-2 funds. Future rent payments may not exceed 3 month of rent assistance (this is counted toward the total limit of 9 months of rent assistance). 
    • Applicants can reapply for additional future months once all previously approved months have been paid up to the maximums out lined here.
  • If the applicant has rental arrears, funds may not be used for future rent payments unless assistance is also being provided to reduce the arrears.
  • Preference: Households under 50% AMI, or households with one or more members that have been unemployed for at least 90 days preceding the date of application are eligible to receive up to 12 months of rent assistance. Future rent payments may not exceed 3 months of rent assistance (this is counted toward the total limit of 12 months of rent assistance).
  • For households previously assisted with ERAP-1: Households are limited to receive a maximum of 18 months total assistance from ERAP-1 and ERAP-2 funds.

Eligibility Guide: 

COVID-19 ERAP-2 Program Guidelines FY 21-22 (76 KB)

How to apply? Complete the intake form below and send to iddhousingassistance@multco.us

COVID-19 ERAP-2_INTAKE FORM (1.55 MB)


Energy Assistance Program for COVID-19 impacted households

If you are seeking utility assistance for a household impacted by COVID-19 click here for more information. 


Short Term Rent Assistance Programs With Other Area Agencies

Call 211 or visit 211info.org for current rent assistance availability. 


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