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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Information
If you live in Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla or Wheeler county you may qualify for Oregon Housing and Community Services' COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. First you must fill out the online COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Application to see if you are eligible for assistance. If you are eligible a CAPECO staff member will reach out to you.
In Order to process your Rent Relief application as quickly as possible, please make sure to have the the following required items available prior to completing the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Application online:
Copy of ID for the Applicant
Income for all adults over the age of 18 that are in the household (last 30 days)
Landlord Statement (You can give a copy of the form to your Landlord to fill out and return to you or to submit to CAPECO by mail or fax. Alternatively, your Landlord can fill out and submit an online form here > Landlord Statement.)
HOMELESS LODGING ASSISTANCE - Program Overview and Update - April 13, 2020
On February 28, 2020 the Governor of Oregon began issuing executive orders in response to COVID-19. Throughout the month of March orders were issued to restrict crowds from gathering, social distancing were put in place and eventually the Stay Home, Save Lives executive order was issued on March 23rd. Because our community relies on non-governmental agencies to serve as the first-line-defenders in homeless services it was important for CAPECO to quickly address immediate needs for this population. Typically, CAPECO refers persons to one of the two warming stations operating in Umatilla County. However each station closed their operations sooner than expected due to lack of volunteers needed to keep their doors open. In order for homeless persons to shelter-in-place a decision was made to make lodging assistance available by renting a local 46-room motel. We were able to provide services on a first-come-first-served basis and maintained over 26 consistent days of shelter. This was afforded by a generous allocation of shelter dollars through the Community Action Partnership of Oregon and Oregon Housing and Community Services. Although the concern of COVID-19 remains it is now necessary to re-evaluate our services based on available funding, weather forecasts and demand. Therefore, effective April 15, 2020 CAPECO will offer lodging assistance based on the following criteria:
Persons 65 years of age or older.
Persons with compromised health condition(s) under the CDC guidelines.
All persons seeking lodging assistance must be in search of permanent housing solutions to meet their long term housing needs.
Those seeking lodging assistance must complete all necessary paperwork required by CAPECO. Contact CAPECO to confirm that you are eligible to stay. If you do not meet the above criteria you will need to vacate the property by 11:00am on 4/15/2020. Call-541-276-1926
Struggling to pay your rent or mortgage due to COVID-19 in Oregon?
In March, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order halting residential evictions through June 19. The order places a temporary hold throughout Oregon on law enforcement actions relating to residential evictions for not paying rent. The Oregon Law Center has issued guidance on the order.
Governor Kate Brown has also issued Executive Order 20-13, placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The order also strengthens Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium.
Contact your landlord or mortgage lender if you are not able to make payments due to COVID-19. If you need to find a shelter, call 2-1-1. Learn more at Oregon Housing and Community Resources’ COVID-19 resources page.
Baker County - Community Connection of NE Oregon - ccno.org, 541-963-3186 Benton County - Community Services Consortium - communityservices.us, 541-928-6335 Clackamas County - Clackamas County Social Services - clackamas.us/h3s, 503-650-5697 Clatsop County - Community Action Team Inc - cat-team.org, 503-397-3511 Columbia County - Community Action Team Inc - cat-team.org, 503-397-3511 Coos County - Oregon Coast Community Action - orcca.us, 541-435-7080 Crook County - Neighbor Impact - neighborimpact.org, 541-548-2380 Curry County - Oregon Coast Community Action - orcca.us, 541-435-7080 DeschutesCounty - Neighbor Impact - neighborimpact.org, 541-548-2380 Douglas County - United Community Action Network - ucancap.org, 541-956-4050 Gilliam County - Community Action Program of East Central Oregon - capeco-works.org, 541-276-1926 Grant County - Community Connection of NE Oregon - ccno.org, 541-963-3186 Harney County - Community in Action - communityinaction.info, 541-889-9555 Hood River County - Mid-Columbia Community Action Council - mccac.com, 541-298-5131 Jackson County - ACCESS - accesshelps.org, 541-779-6691 Jefferson County - Neighbor Impact - neighborimpact.org, 541-548-2380 Josephine County - United Community Action Network - ucancap.org, 541-956-4050 Klamath County - Klamath/Lake Community Action Services - klcas.org, 541-882-3500 Lake County - Klamath/Lake Community Action Services - klcas.org, 541-882-3500 Lane County - Lane County Human Services Commission - lanecounty.org, 541-682-3798 Linn County - Community Services Consortium - communityservices.us, 541-928-6335 Lincoln County - Community Services Consortium - communityservices.us, 541-928-6335 Malheur County - Community in Action - communityinaction.info, 541-889-9555 Marion County - Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency - mwvcaa.org, 503-585-6232 Morrow County - Community Action Program of East Central Oregon - capeco-works.org, 541-276-1926 Multnomah County - Dept of County Human Services Youth and Family Services Division - multco.us, 503-988-3691 Polk County - Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency - mwvcaa.org, 503-585-6232 Sherman County - Mid-Columbia Community Action Council - mccac.com, 541-298-5131 Tillamook County - Community Action Team Inc - cat-team.org, 503-397-3511 Umatilla County - Community Action Program of East Central Oregon - capeco-works.org, 541-276-1926 Union County - Community Connection of NE Oregon - ccno.org, 541-963-3186 Wallowa County - Community Connection of NE Oregon - ccno.org, 541-963-3186 Wasco County - Mid-Columbia Community Action Council - mccac.com, 541-298-5131 Washington County - Community Action - coawash.org, 503-693-3221 Wheeler County - Community Action Program of East Central Oregon - capeco-works.org, 541-276-1926 Yamhill County - Yamhill Community Action Partnership - yamhillcap.org, 503-472-0457
February 2020 Flood
Major Disaster - FEMA Funds
On April 3, 2020 the President declared our community a Major Disaster which triggers the release of Federal Funds to people impacted by the Flood of 2020.
CAPECO does not disperse FEMA dollars. Affected households must register with FEMA directly. We have provided the link for your convenience: www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Coordinated Entry System
Households seeking Rent Assistance
Beginning July 1, 2018 Households seeking assistance from the Moving Forward Rent Assistance Program will be asked to contact CAPECO by phone or in-person to complete an assessment for Coordinated Entry. CAPECO is the HUB for Coordinated Entry for Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties. Completing the assessment does not mean housing assistance is available right now, however; it provides a way to determine the right level of services to housing resources to those facing a housing crisis.
Assessments will provided by CAPECO staff by appointment.
If someone is:
Living or sleeping outside
Staying in a shelter
Staying in a vehicle
Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence
Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation or
Exiting an institution where they had resided for up to 90 days and were in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution or
Staying in an emergency shelter
Please refer them to one of our CAPECO offices.
Working to prevent, reduce and end homelessness in Oregon's Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla & Wheeler counties. Home 4 Hope was born out of HUD's Continuum of Care Program directive to CAPECO, the program's lead agency in this area, to create a coalition to address homelessness. Learn more at Home 4 Hope.