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Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program is Now Open for Renter Household Applications.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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. 

OERAP Data Dashboard:

Oregon Housing and Community Services will be providing a Weekly Summary Report of the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program every Tuesday and Thursday. This is provided via an interactive dashboard available at: This dashboard is evolving and will be updated with new fields as the program progresses.

This data is pulled by Oregon Housing and Community Services from the Allita system on a weekly basis in order to understand who has applied for Oregon's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Please note that this data may contain manual user errors, including incorrect amounts requested for rent and utilities. Not all of the data in this dashboard has been verified by our partners who process applications, so these numbers will surely change as applications continue to be processed, verified, and paid.


Technical Advisories

Available soon

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

Please Note:

The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now open.

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

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