COVID Rent Relief

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)

**Don’t Delay – Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium Ended June 30, 2021**
The eviction moratorium expired on June 30, 2021. You will have additional time to pay back rent accrued since the beginning of the pandemic, but if you don’t pay July rent you could be evicted.

Do I qualify?

  • If you are a renter that is behind on rent or utilities in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties or the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • If your household has or had unemployment, lost income, had increased expenses or other financial hardship, directly or indirectly, because of COVID
  • If you think that you are going to lose your housing because of unpaid rent and utilities that you owe
  • If your income for the year is at or under the amounts listed here (income before taxes):

If you need help with rent and utilities:
PLEASE APPLY HERE!

  • This link takes you to the Oregon Housing and Community Services Application Portal
    • If the portal is not working, please call or email us at the info listed below
    • If you need help with this application, please call or email us at the info listed below and we can schedule a time to help you
    • If you cannot apply online, please call to schedule an appointment for us to complete it with you

rentassist@neighborimpact.org  541-323-0222

The application will ask you for this stuff, you can find the checklist here

  • We know that this is a big list. If you are feeling overwhelmed or do not think that you can find all of this, please call or email us and we can help walk you through it.
  • This application portal will automatically email your landlord to get some information. If you do not know the contact info for your landlord, please call or email us
  • You DO NOT have to prove immigration or citizenship status
  • These funds are not first come, first served. We have to pay based on need.
    • Don’t hurry to submit an incomplete application, find all the things on the checklist and submit a complete application.
  • If you cannot find all of the things on the list, please do your best to apply anyway and call or email us for help!

Tips for Success:

  • You have to have an email address set up and check your spam folder for updates
  • Make sure that you sign the application electronically
  • Upload all the items on the checklist, including these:
    • ID, if it is expired or from another state or country, that is okay
    • Income (easiest way is to use your 2020 tax return)
    • Rental or lease agreement and amount owed
      • If you do not have a lease/rental agreement, have your landlord fill out this form
      • If your landlord will not fill out this form, you can fill out this form but we may not be able to pay your full rent, please use this only as a last resort
    • Utility bills with amounts owed must be dated within 60 days of your application

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What if I have already had help with rent and/or utilities?
    • We cannot pay the same months that you already got help for but we can still help.
  • What if I owe a lot of back rent?
    • We may be able to help with rent owed as far back as March 13, 2020
    • We cannot help with more than 12 months of back rent owed though
  • What if I managed to pay my rent before but can’t pay it now?
    • We may be able to help with future rent and utility payments, up to three months at a time

For information on the eviction moratorium, CLICK HERE.

Information for Landlords, aka “How you can help your tenants”:

  • Share the OERAP info with them, including the application link above
  • Make sure that they have a current rental or lease agreement, including any rent increase notices
    • If you do not have a rental or lease agreement in place, you can complete this form
  • Make sure that you provide a ledger or rent due statement that lists each month owed
  • Give them all your current contact info, including a valid email address
    • This system will email you to complete a portion of the application and have you upload a W-9 form
    • Make sure that you check your spam/junk folders regularly to respond to requests