Rental Assistance Self-Sufficiency
CAPECO’s primary focus is to assist individuals and families achieve a greater level of self-reliance through case management and educational training sessions provided by staff and professionals in our community.
Rental subsidies are provided to households looking for longer term assistance. These households are afforded an opportunity to gain life skills through one on one counseling and through “Survival Skills Workshops.” Our skilled and professional staff meets regularly with each household and assists them in establishing a personal goal plan, promoting and providing tools on a monthly budget spending plan, and identifying barriers preventing households from achieving their goals. Staff also provides the moral support necessary to build the self-esteem of the clients served.
Interested households complete a Reservation Form to be entered into a quarterly drawing. Drawings occur only if funding is available. If drawn, the first step in becoming eligible for the Moving Forward Program is to attend an orientation. Households which reside in the greater Pendleton area or the Milton-Freewater area must call CAPECO at 541-276-1926 or 1-800-752-1139. Households which reside in Western Umatilla County, Morrow County, Gilliam County and Wheeler County must call the Hermiston Community Services office at 541-289-7755 or 1-800-214-4776.
CAPECO's Rental Assistance Self Sufficiency program provides assistance as funding allows to Homeless persons with or without disabilities and families. Furthermore CAPECO’s program can assist families and individuals who may be at risk of losing housing.
Participants enrolled in the Rental Assistance Program are encouraged to seek a landlord out on their own as a first step toward self-reliance. In addition, CAPECO’s case managers provide meaningful services to teach life skills that will help to sustain self-sufficiency for the households we serve for the long-term.