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The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program was created to prevent evictions caused by the financial and health impacts of COVID-19. Funded by City of Portland CARES CRF funds, program delivery will be through a collaboration of PHB, partner organizations, Home Forward, and Multnomah County.
This program will provide financial assistance to at least 230 homeowners to prevent involuntary displacement due to impacts of COVID-19.
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Assistance prioritized for BIPOC communities will help thousands of households, but without more help from Congress, thousands of others will be left vulnerable to eviction.
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Request for Interest. Submissions due Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5:00 PM
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Low Income homeowners will receive financial and foreclosure prevention counseling, and/or support in navigating CARES Act Mortgage Relief options from one of four culturally specific non-profit community partners that serve BIPOC communities.
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Effective July 29, 2020, Authorized Under Portland City Code Title 30.01.086 & 30.01.087
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Public comment on proposed Administrative Rules associated with Portland City Code Title 30.01.140 & 30.01.160, respectively.
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Important updates to the Oregon Eviction Moratorium and information on House Bill 4213.
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PHB will be submitting a Tier 1 Environmental Review to HUD on July 7, 2020. The Review is available here, and the comment period is open until July 6, 2020.
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A letter from PHB Director Shannon Callahan
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New rent assistance resources through the Portland Housing Bureau will help ensure housing stability for Portland households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Application closed. For information on other community resources, contact 211. The COVID-19 Emergency Household Stabilization Fund offers limited direct cash assistance to households experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19 for urgent needs like groceries, utilities, and medical expenses.