The application will reopen on Thursday, December 10 from 3-6 PM. If you need immediate assistance with rental support, please contact 211.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our community and especially for those already struggling from the shortage of affordable housing, rent assistance, and services. The City of Portland has created the Portland COVID-19 Household Assistance Program (CVHAP) to assist households experiencing a loss of income or increased health risks/needs due to COVID-19.
The fund will provide $500 prepaid Visa debit cards to help impacted households pay for:
To be eligible, applicants must:
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Adults 18 and older living in the incorporated city limits of Portland who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis and who meet the income guidelines are eligible to apply for the CVHAP funding. Every applicant must provide a street address within the incorporated city limits of Portland — verifiable on PortlandMaps.
Yes. Up to four adults living in the same residence may apply for CVHAP funding. There is a maximum of four recipients per address.
Applicants are asked to provide the following information:
Note: Applicants will NOT be asked to provide sensitive information such as proof of citizenship, bank information, or social security numbers (SSN).
You can apply through this website during the open application window on Thursday, December 10 from 3-6 PM.
The application form will open for a three-hour submission period on Thursday, December 10 from 3-6 PM. The form will be available throughout this three-hour time window to allow all interested applicants enough time to complete the form.
4,000 applications submitted during the submission window will be accepted to receive CVHAP funding. The applications will be chosen using a random-ordering selection process that includes all eligible applications submitted during the three-hour submission window. Every application submitted within the window has an equal chance of receiving the funding.
No. All applications must be submitted online through the PDX Assist application form.
You must complete all required fields on the application form (marked with a red asterisk “*”) in order to submit. After you click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form, you will see a confirmation message that your application has been submitted successfully.
If your application is eligible and selected among the 4,000 randomly chosen recipients, you will receive the prepaid card via mail to the mailing address listed in your application within four weeks.
If your application has errors or requires clarification, you will receive an email notification from email@example.com.
If your street address is outside of incorporated Portland city limits on PortlandMaps, your application will be automatically denied.
Applicants who are accepted can expect to receive their cards in the mail approximately four weeks after they submit their applications.
The CVHAP program is part of a $36 million investment in housing relief measures by the City of Portland and the Portland Housing Bureau in response to COVID-19, including $19.5 million in City funds for rent assistance and $1.6 million in housing stabilization support for low-income BIPOC homeowners. Members of the public seeking rent assistance should call 211.
Call 211 and/or contact your local jurisdiction (i.e. your city’s emergency services or COVID-19 relief office) to seek support.