The application limit has been reached and the form is now closed. If you need 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 city 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 city 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 (online applications only) on either of the two application dates: Tuesday October 27 or Friday October 30.
The application form will open in two rounds: on Tuesday October 27 at 9 AM and Friday October 30 at 1 PM.
1,400 applications will be accepted during each round on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application form will close once the limit is reached for each round.
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 accepted, you will receive the prepaid card via mail to the address listed in your application within four weeks.
If your application has errors or requires clarification, you will receive an email notification from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live outside the Portland city limits per PortlandMaps (https://www.portlandmaps.com/), 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.