Every corner of Oregon has a community of trusted partners and organizations that people turn to for information and advice they can count on. Through OCJ’s Emergency Eviction Response grants, designed as a response to the ongoing eviction crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to address gaps in the state’s tenant-resource system and help Oregonians get the support they need to maintain housing and personal stability.
EER grants have been awarded to 32 community partners around the state of Oregon. The grants will allow organizations to reach more Oregonians and spend more time canvassing neighborhoods, talking with at-risk renters about their rights, sharing tenant resources and referrals to legal service providers, and helping people complete their Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program applications. Collectively, these organizations have demonstrated a commitment to supporting immigrant, low-income, and non-English speaking Oregon families; families with literacy and technology barriers; veterans; seniors; and families living outside of the Portland metro area.