As a parish, we are committed to ensure that members of the community have the ability to maintain and improve their living conditions from a financial and sustainable standpoint, so that they may thrive in the community they are a part of. This page has various resources and news relating to renter's assistance and housing. If you have any questions, please contact our parish Social Justice Coordinator JD Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Websites for Rent Assistance
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, churches social service agencies and government programs may be able to provide funds so people can prevent evictions and also pay their monthly rent.
211info.org on rent assistance.
SVDP Rent Assistance. When you need help to avoid losing your housing, St. Vincent de Paul can be there to help when no one else will. Part of our mission is to keep people from losing their housing in times of trouble.
Eviction Help for Renters. Facing the potential loss of your housing is scary and can have long-term impacts. There may be resources to help you during this stressful time.
Eviction Legal Support for Tenants:
Free legal support for low-income tenants facing eviction. The rental unit must be within Portland City limits.
Bill would revise some eviction protections. Oregon tenants could soon get more time to pay their rent and find a new place to live when facing eviction.
Key eviction protection set to expire at month's end: A grace period state legislators approved for unpaid pandemic-era rent expires at the end of the month, opening the door to a spike in evictions.
Bill to help renters get air conditioners passes Senate:
A bill that would help renters access air conditioners and air filters passed in the Oregon Legislature is now headed to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.
Rent assistance winds down with lingering questions:
After a slow early rollout, Oregon rushed to speed up pandemic rent aid to thousands of applicants at risk of eviction. The state distributed more rental assistance in 10 months than it had over the past 10 years combined.
Hundreds of affordable apartments coming soon:
Portland's $258 million housing bond, which voters approved in 2016, promised residents struggling to find affordable housing a glimmer of hope: 1,300 cost-friendly apartments by 2023.
As a Portland Renter in a Squeezed Market, How Do I Stay Where I’m Living?:
A Q&A with housing experts, lawyers, and investors for a glimpse into Oregon's rental market - and to offer advice.