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Renter Resources

OHCS helps renters find safe and affordable housing. We offer rental assistance programs and many other resources. We offer the following renter guides, tips and other resources. These will help you find rental housing that meets your housing and financial status.

Are you a renter?

If you can’t afford your rent, contact your local community action agency or call or text 2-1-1 for assistance. 

Oregon’s eviction moratorium: 

The statewide eviction moratorium ended June 30, 2021. Renters need to pay their current rent each month to avoid eviction. Applying for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) can help with rent and utilities and can also help pause potential evictions. To learn more about recent eviction protections (SB 278 and SB 282,) visit the Oregon Law Center's Resource page.

​Apartment Guides

  • Tons of articles, guides, apartment locator, and other resources
  • Offers good overviews of what affordable housing is and how to find resources
  • Offers tips and advice for living in apartments
  • Check lists, sample agreements, sample rental applications, and more!

​Visit Apartment Guide website.​


Website offers guidance with:​

  • Rent Calculator: How much rent can I afford?
  • Where should I live? Ratings, area demographics, crime reports, etc.
  • Choosing a condo vs. an apartment, differences, etc.
  • Tips and Alternatives to leases, FAQs
  • Working with a landlord, and more!

Visit RentLingo website​

OHCS has a webpage of resources about ;Oregon's Tenant and Landlord Laws. It also offers ​Guid​es and Associations who assist with tenant and landlord issues.

Visit ​the Landlord & Tenant Resources​ webpage​ for more information.​​

External Link Disclaimer: This page contains links that take you off OHCS's website. We strive to ensure related content is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, OHCS is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

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Asset Building, 
Down Payment Assistance, and
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