Emergency Household Stabilization Funds Available Beginning April 27

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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.

Application Closed

COVID-19 Emergency Household Stabilization Fund

211 is no longer accepting applications for the Emergency Household Stabilization funds. For information about additional community resources, please contact 211.

  • CALL: 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (Language interpreters available by phone)
  • TTY: dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155
  • TEXT: your zip code to 898211 (TXT211) (text and email in English and Spanish)
  • EMAIL:help@211info

Aplicaciones Cerradas

Fondos de Emergencia para Estabilización de Hogares por COVID-19

Desafortunadamente, ya no aceptamos solicitudes. Para obtener información sobre recursos comunitarios adicionales, comuníquese con 211.

  • LLAME AL: 211 o al 1-866-698-6155 (Hay intérpretes de idiomas disponibles por teléfono)
  • TTY: marque 711 y llame al 1-866-698-6155 
  • TEXTO: Envíe un mensaje de TEXTO con su código postal al 898211 (TXT211) (texto y correo electrónico en inglés y español)
  • CORREO ELECTRÓNICO:help@211info.org


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  • 致电 211 或 1-866-698-6155 (可提供电话语言翻译)
  • TTY: 拨打 711 并致电 1-866-698-6155
  • 把您的邮编发短信到898211 (TXT211)(英语和西班牙语的短信及电邮)
  • 电邮 help@211info.org


COVID-19 Фонды Чрезвычайных Ситуаций для Стабилизации Семей

Мы больше не принимаем заявки. Для получения информации о дополнительных ресурсах сообщества, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с 211.

  • ЗВОНИТЕ: 211 или 1-866-698-6155 (Языковые переводчики доступны по телефону)
  • TTY: наберите 711 или позвоните 1-866-698-6155
  • НАПИШИТЕ: ваш почтовый индекс на номер 898211 (TXT211) (текстовые сообщение и электронная почта на Английском и Испанском языках)
  • ЭЛЕКТРОННАЯ ПОЧТА:help@211info.org


Quỹ Ổn Định Hộ Gia Đình Khẩn Cấp COVID-19

Chúng tôi không còn chấp nhận các ứng dụng. Để biết thông tin về các nguồn lực cộng đồng bổ sung, vui lòng liên hệ 211.

  • GỌI: 211 hay 1-866-698-6155 (Có sẵn thông dịch viên theo ngôn ngữ qua điện thoại)
  • TTY: bấm số 711 và gọi 1-866-698-6155
  • NHẮN TIN: số mã vùng của quý vị đến số 898211 (TXT211)(nhắn tin và email bằng Anh Ngữ và Tây Ban Nha)
  • EMAIL:help@211info.org

Original post published: April 21, 2020 12:00 pm

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Emergency Household Stabilization Fund

(April 21, 2020) — The Portland Housing Bureau has reallocated $1 million from its budget into a COVID-19 Emergency Household Stabilization Fund for households suffering a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide limited direct cash assistance to at least 2,000 households to help cover urgent needs like groceries, rent, utilities, and medical expenses.   

$200,000 of these funds will be available to the public next week through an open application. The remaining funds are being distributed via internal referrals through a network of social service providers serving culturally specific communities, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.  

How to Apply

Households can apply for $250 in emergency assistance beginning Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m. by contacting 2-1-1 or going to https://www.211info.org/covid19. Applications from eligible households will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Assistance with language interpretation or accessibility is available.

211 staff will also be able to connect applicants to additional community resources and assistance, such as discounts for sewer and water charges, crisis vouchers, and the Utility Safety Net program offered by the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau.


To be eligible for Emergency Household Stabilization Fund assistance, a household must be experiencing a loss of employment, income, dependent care, or some other hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and earning no more than 50% Area Median Income prior to any loss of employment or income due to COVID-19.

Applicants will need to include documentation of the COVID-related hardship they are experiencing with their application, such as a letter from an employer, clients or customers, a healthcare provider, or school citing COVID-19 as a reason for reduced hours, termination, loss of business, school closure, loss of childcare, or inability to work, etc.

To access the application* and list of acceptable documentation, visit:


*Application available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese.

What: Open application for $250 in emergency cash assistance

When: Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

How to apply: Call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211info.org/covid19