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Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program, 2021



Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens for Renter Household Applications on May 19th.

Oregon Housing and Community Services will distribute $204 million to qualified renters who have experienced financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. 

OHCS will begin administering the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) program after federal regulations are detailed. OERAP can help low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. In most cases, payment will be made directly to the landlord or utility provider. 

Who is eligible?

The OERAP program can serve renter households that have incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income who meet the following conditions:
  • Individual(s) in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and
  • Individual(s) in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability evidenced by a past due utility or rent notice.
More information on program details and how to apply will be added to this page as it is available. 

Resources: 

Technical Advisories

Available soon


Requests for Information,
New Program Information Webinar Recording
, 2/10/2021




Please Note:
The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program will open on May 19th.

This page provides basic preliminary program information. Please visit this page periodically for new updates.


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