Currently there is a resource shortage and I recommend calling 211 in Portland, or your local area for the most up to date information.

Rent Assistance

Volunteers of America
Phone: 503-771-5503
The program only helps singles, families, and survivors of domestic violence only. They also have information on state of Oregon and federal government resources.

Home Forward (formerly known as the Housing Authority of Portland (HAP))
Phone Number – 503-802-8300
The agency is involved in offering short term rent assistance as funds allow, but funding is limited. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on rental assistance availability please call the health and human services hotline for Oregon by dialing 2-1-1 for callers with a 503 or 971 area code, or if out of the area dial 503.222.5555

Catholic Charities
Portland office rent assistance phone number: 503-489-6842
Second address is 138 NE 3rd Street, Suite 140, Gresham, Oregon 97030, dial 503-669-8350
Low income families, regardless of nationality or religion, may qualify for help in Multnomah County. There are multiple offices in the Portland area, as indicated above. They partner with churches across Portland Oregon. Financial assistance is limited. Apply for rent help, electric bills, and they also have low cost furniture or other housing items. One program known as El Programa Hispano focuses on Latinos.

Impact NW
10055 E Burnside St.
Rent assistance hotline: 503-988-6545. Programs are offered for all of Multnomah County low income and residents in need, who meet qualifications. This non-profit may also offer no interest loans as a form of rental assistance. They are part of the regional community action agency network and address housing issues, battle poverty, offers grants for paying deposits, rent, or mortgages and more.

The office address is 4424 NE Glisan
Main phone number is 503-235-9396

Northwest Pilot Project
Office location – 1430 SW Broadway, Suite 200
Call the non-profit at 503-227-5605
Accepts walk in applicants too. At least one member who applies for rent help must be over 55 years old and another condition is they need to have no dependent children under 18 years old.

St Andrew Emergency Services only support the local zip code of 97211. Money raised by the community may be available for emergency rental assistance. The church is at 4940 NE 8th Street. Call (971) 244-0339  for information.

The Multnomah DDSD Housing Assistance program works with the city of Portland Housing Authority. DDSD may be able to provide a limited amount of short-term housing and rent assistance to participants who are at risk of homelessness or evictions. This assistance is very limited and low income families can only apply at most once per year. Any help is usually offered in the form of rent, security deposit, or motel/hotel voucher assistance. Dial 503-988-3658.

Human Solutions
12350 SE Powell Blvd, telephone 503-548-0200
501 NE Hood, Suite 310, phone: 503-405-7875
This is the local community action agency. They administer a number of low income assistance programs, including case management and referrals. Continue with community action agencies in Portland Oregon.

Multnomah County St. Vincent De Paul Of Portland Social Services
5120 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97202
Main number – (503) 233-5589
Programs can help people of all backgrounds and religions. Rent assistance, referrals, and case management may be provided for the low income, unemployed, and senior citizens in Portland Oregon. The working poor and families with children are a main focus of the emergency rental assistance programs. Also learn about government programs such as section 8.

Address: 1435 NE 81st Ave, Suite 100
Portland Oregon 97213
Main office phone number – 503-232-2031

Contact 211info for rent assistance information






Resources Galore

Cascade Aids Project (CAP)

HIV Specific Services at OHSU 503-230-1202


Multnomah County

Adult Protective Services for People with severe persistent mental illness 503-988-8170

Multnomah County Crisis Line 503-988-4888

Multnomah County Public Defender

Multnomah County Aging and Disability service intake screening line 503-988-9450


Hoarding Task Force Presentation

Multnomah County Hoarding Task Force
Individual & Group Therapy for hoarding in Portland
Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic 503-352-2400
NW Anxiety Institute 503-542-7635
Self-Help book:
Buried in Treasures by Tolin, Frost, and Steketee
Local Support Group at OHSU
OCD Group with focus on hoarding
1st & 3rd Thursday evenings.

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