Emergency Eviction Response Grant Recipients

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.

Grant Recipients

Award Amount
Primary Areas Served
Target Demographic
The Arc Jackson County $40,000 Statewide, primarily Jackson County Individuals with and affected by disability
Bienestar $50,000 Washington and Columbia counties People living on low incomes, with a focus on Spanish-speaking and farmworker communities
Black Mental Health Oregon $20,000 Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Marion, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia counties Latinx, Russian, Asian, African, Black, immigrant and refugee, and LGBTQ communities
Blanchet House of Hospitality $36,500 Old Town District in Downtown Portland Diverse houseless and food insecure communities, including BIPOC and GLBTQ+ community members, seniors, persons with physical disabilities, persons with mental illness and/or addiction challenges, immigrants, women, and youth
Bridge Africa Organization $20,000 Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties African immigrant communities
Bridges to Change $15,783 Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Wasco counties People struggling with substance use disorders or mental health disorders, and who may also have criminal justice involvement
Brookings Harbor Community Helpers $15,000 South Coast and Curry County Senior citizens; families with low incomes; Latinx communities, including the undocumented community; LGBT+; Thai; Black; Native American; and Asian communities
Clackamas Women’s Services $40,000 Clackamas County Survivors of domestic violence, with a specific focus on rural communities and Latinx populations
Community for Positive Aging $25,000 Multnomah County (North, Northeast, Downtown, and Old Town Portland) Primarily older adults, all living on low incomes and living with disabilities, including chronic health disease, mobility and cognitive impairments
Dignity Village $25,000 City of Portland, Multnomah County People experiencing or at risk of houselessness
El Programa Hispano Católico $50,000 Clackamas and Multnomah counties Latina/o/x communities, including those who speak Spanish, Mixteco, Purépecha, and English
Estacada Area Food Bank $35,000 Rural Clackamas County Rural community members, primarily those who are white and English speaking, but also Latinx and Spanish-speaking community members
First Church Love $30,000 Multnomah and Washington counties Those disproportionally served, and the BIPOC community
The Fund for Portland Public Schools $50,000 City of Portland, Multnomah County PPS families with limited English, primarily those who speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali and Arabic.
Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Hacienda CDC) $35,000 Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties Latinx community members and first and second generation immigrants.
Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) $45,000 Marion, Polk, Union, Multnomah, and Yamhill counties Micronesians, including citizens from the Compact of Free Association, with a specific focus on multigenerational households, households with low incomes, and senior citizens
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) $50,000 Portland metro area Native and BIPOC community members
Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance (NOWIA) / Unete: Center for Farm Worker and Immigrant Advocacy $50,000 Jackson, Klamath, Curry, and Josephine counties Farm worker and immigrant communities, and the Spanish speaking community in Southern Oregon
NeighborWorks Umpqua $35,000 Douglas, Curry, Coos, Jackson, and Josephine counties Individuals, families, and seniors with low incomes, with focused outreach to Native American families, Veterans, and justice-involved families
Odyssey World International Education Services (OWIES) $35,000 Portland metro area Black, bi-racial families, and refugees and immigrants, including those from Chuukese, Tongan, Latinx, Asian, Iraqi, Haitian, Indigenous, Native Hawaiian, and other small marginalized communities
Old Mill Center for Children and Families $6,000 Benton County Families from Latinx, Middle Eastern, BIPOC, Asian, and Caucasian descent; families living on low or very low incomes, and that have children under the age of five
Oregon Chinese Coalition $50,000 Southeast Portland Chinese Americans and other Asian families, most of which don’t speak English and only some of which speak Mandarin
Raphael House of Portland $20,000 Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties Diverse community of domestic violence survivors
Rogue Climate $5,000 The Rogue Valley, Jackson County Fire survivors in the Rogue Valley; people living on low incomes; Spanish speakers; the elderly; and people with literacy and digital literacy barriers
The Rosewood Initiative $40,000 Portland metro area, specifically Portland’s Rosewood neighborhood, Outer Southeast Portland, and West Gresham Portland’s Rosewood community, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the state of Oregon. Icludes Black, Latinx, Nepali, and Rohingya communities; Somali, other African immigrants, and those from the African diaspora; Burmese, Afghani, Eastern Europeans, and others.
Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO) $50,000 Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties Black and African refugees (specifically from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea), and the Iraqi, Syrian, and Rohinga communities
Somali American Maay Community of Oregon $10,000 Multnomah and Washington counties The African and Somali community
Southwest Somali Community of Oregon $10,000 Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Marion County Somali community in Oregon
Springfield Eugene Tenant Association (SETA) $50,000 Lane County Tenants who have already had FEDs filed against them, and other communities of interest
Sudan Nation Community Services $25,000 Portland metro area High-need households of all language, racial, or ethnic groups who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID pandemic; and participants who face barriers in applying for assistance, such as limited internet access or language barriers
Unite Oregon $50,000 The Rogue Valley, Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties Immigrants, refugees, BIPOC community members, and rural community members
Vina Moses Center $10,000 Benton County Low income, underserved communities