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How to apply for help

211info: If you or your household receive an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent, call 2-1-1 immediately to learn about rapid-payment rent assistance that may help you avoid eviction.

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Allita): Online application portal for statewide rental assistance. Be sure to apply here if you need help paying either your current rent or any back rent that you’ve accrued between April 2020 and June 2021. Processing an application using the state’s portal can take significant time, but a completed application can be used to activate additional eviction protections. Again, if you receive an eviction notice at any time, even after applying through Allita, call 2-1-1 immediately.

Information about eviction protections

Oregon’s statewide eviction moratorium expired as of June 30, 2021, and is no longer active.

Starting July 1, Oregon Senate Bill 278 provides protection from nonpayment evictions to renters who apply for rent assistance if they provide documentation of their application to their landlords. Eligible renters who live in Multnomah County may be entitled to 90 days of protection from eviction after providing their landlord with the required notice. The 90 days start when the tenant provides documentation to their landlord of their rent assistance application. Renters can receive the appropriate documentation from the rent assistance provider they are working with.

This is why we strongly recommend: Tenants should apply for rent assistance immediately if they are unable to pay their rent.

If you have additional questions about how and when to submit evidence of your application, please contact your rent assistance provider or Oregon Law Center, Community Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Please be aware that tenants cannot be evicted for owing rent for the months between April 2020 and June 2021, and have until February 28, 2022, to pay that rent back.

If you or your household receive an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent, call 2-1-1 immediately.

Eligibility for rent assistance in Multnomah County

Happy black family hugging and embracing on couchIf you are a Multnomah County resident and are struggling to pay your rent (current and overdue) due to the pandemic, you may be eligible to receive assistance. You must meet all the below criteria to be eligible:  

  1. You are a renter in Oregon behind on your payments.

  2. One or more members of your household can demonstrate how the COVID-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly impacted their ability to pay rent or utilities.

  3. Your annual household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for your household size. Use the chart below to determine your income eligibility.

Household Size 80% Area Median Income (AMI)
1 $54,150
2 $61,900
3 $69,650
4 $77,350
5 $83,550
6 $89,750
7 $95,950
8 $102,150