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COVID-19 Resources 

To assist with keeping OHCS housing and community-based partners and the general public informed, we have         co​mpiled a list of helpful links and resources regarding COVID-19.


Information for the General Public

If you need housing resources due to impacts resulting from COVID-19, visit 211info.org or call 2-1-1

OregonLaw Center guidance on the Eviction Moratorium​​

The three largest utilities (in Oregon), Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and Northwest Natural, have all announced a suspension of disconnects and/or late fees to support Oregonians during the COVID-19 outbreak.

o   NW Natural cares about the health and safety of our employees and customers. We will not disconnect customers who can't make a payment due to the coronavirus. Customers can visit our website or call us to make payment arrangements. Our company's core values of safety, service and caring have never been more important. For more information visit www.nwnatural.com or call 1-800-422-4012

o   Portland General: As an essential service provider we feel a responsibility to deliver safe and reliable service to our customers. Times like these our customers need us more than ever and we are here to help. Customers should use self-service or contact us to help with payment arrangements. For the time being we have suspended disconnects. For more information visit www.portlandgeneral.com or call 800-542-8818

o   Pacific Power: To support the response to the state of emergency declared by Governor Kate Brown related to the COVID-19 virus, Pacific Power is temporarily suspending disconnections and late fees for non-payment for customers in Oregon. The company will continue to evaluate other ways to support our customers for the duration of this quickly evolving public health emergency. Pacific Power wants customers to know we are ready around the clock to answer any questions about your electrical service and help any customers who are having difficulty paying their electrical bills. The company's focus continues to be on maintaining the reliability of our service and the safety of customers, communities and colleagues. Customers can call 1-888-221-7070 at any time to speak with a customer care agent who can help answer any questions. We will continue to work closely with state and federal emergency response teams to support all our Oregon customers throughout this event.

State of Oregon - COVID-19 Updates from Gov Brown​ 

     Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information

     SNAP Benefits Online Application​ 

Oregon Food Bank Information​

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties​

CDC- 15 Days to Slow the Spread​

Xfinity WiFi Hotspots for FREE​ ​

Executive Order 20-03- Declaration of Emegency due to COVID-19
Executive Order 20-05- Prohibition of Large Gatherings
Executive Order 20-06​- Declaration of Abnormal Disruption to Market
Executive Order 20-07​- Limiting Gatherings to 25 people
Executive Order 20-11​- Evictions Moratorium
Executive Order 20-12​- Stay Home, Save Lives

Clarifying Guidance for Social Service Providers and Those Experiencing Homelessness​


Executive Director's Public Notice - COVID-19​

COVID-19 Job Site Practices​

Special Director's Message - COVID19 Update -March 27​ 

Affordable Rental Housing Division

Technical Advisory

17 March 2020 - Affordable Rental Housing Updates - Technical Advisory

20 March 2020 - Affordable Rental Housing - Financial Submission Guidance - Technical Advisory

24 March 2020 - Affordable Rental Housing - Financial Submission Deadline Extended - Technical Advisory​

26 March 2020 - Affordable Rental Housing - COVID-19 Update - Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

Attachment: ARH Guidance

Attachment: ARH Monitoring

Attachment: ARH Funding

HUD Project-Based Contract Administration​ 

Technical Advisory

March 18 2020 - HUD Section 8 Program MORs Postpone - Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

        HUD Toolkit for Homeless Shelter Providers

        HUD COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources

Housing Stabilitzation Division

Homeless Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

March 13 2020 - Homeless Services - Shelter Guidance - Technical Advisory​

4th Annual Veteran Convening - POSTPONE Notice​

Homeless Services Convening - POSTPONE Notice​

Attachments & Quick Links

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance for Homeless Service Providers​

OHCS Shelter Plan - COVID-19 Information & Guidance

       OHCS Shelter Plan - CDC - Hand Washing for COVID-19 (en espanol)

OHCS Shelter Plan - Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use

COVID-19 Shelter Triage Screening Too

Energy and Weatherization Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

March 20 2020 - Interim OHCS Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) Guidance ​- Technical Advisory

Rule Filing 



Homeownership Division

Technical Advisory and Notices

HUD Provides Immediate Relief for Homeowerns Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Response​

Project Based Section 8 Health Safety Hotline 

For unresolved and non-life threatening issues
Hotline: 1-800-453-5511, Option 4
Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.



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