Emergency cash assistance sign up available 10 am April 27 – Time Sensitive

Emergency cash assistance sign up available 10 am April 27 – Time Sensitive

This is not a tribal fund.

This fund is from the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), which serves the City of Portland and is
only limited to Portland residents.

Please see email below re: limited direct cash assistance for families in urgent need, the requirements, and how to apply:

Emergency Household Stabilization Funds Available Beginning April 27 (April 21, 2020) – The Portland Housing Bureau has reallocated $1 million from its budget into a COVID-19 Emergency Household Stabilization Fund for households suffering a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide limited direct cash assistance to at least 2,000 households to help cover urgent needs like groceries, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. $200,000 of these funds will be available to the public next week through an open application. The remaining funds are being distributed via internal referrals through a network of social service providers serving culturally specific communities, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.  How to ApplyHouseholds can apply for $250 in emergency assistance beginning Monday, April 27 at 10am by contacting 2-1-1 or going to https://www.211info.org/covid19. Applications from eligible households will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Assistance with language interpretation or accessibility is available.211 staff will also be able to connect applicants to additional community resources and assistance, such as discounts for sewer and water charges, crisis vouchers, and the Utility Safety Net program offered by the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau. EligibilityTo be eligible for Emergency Household Stabilization Fund assistance, a household must be experiencing a loss of employment, income, dependent care, or some other hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and earning no more than 50% Area Median Income prior to any loss of employment or income due to COVID-19.Applicants will need to include documentation of the COVID-related hardship they are experiencing with their application, such as a letter from an employer, clients or customers, a healthcare provider, or school citing COVID-19 as a reason for reduced hours, termination, loss of business, school closure, loss of childcare, or inability to work, etc. To access the application* and list of acceptable documentation, visit: https://www.211info.org/covid19*Application available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese.  What: Open application for $250 emergency cash assistanceWhen: Monday, April 27 at 10am
How to apply:
 Call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211info.org/covid19 

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