***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY OPEN TO HOUSEHOLDS CONTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICE WITH MULTNOMAH COUNTY INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC***

IDD Short Term Rent Assistance Program

This program offers short term housing assistance to households with a member enrolled in case management services with Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. If your household has been negatively affected by COVID 19 please see the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program info below. If your household has not been impacted by COVID-19 complete the standard Housing Assistance Request Form to seek assistance. 

Housing Assistance Policies and Procedures (87.5 KB)

Housing Assistance Request Form (150.14 KB)

Housing Assistance Payment Process for Case Managers (16.25 KB)

Send all requests for assistance to iddhousingassistance@multco.us


COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Available through 12/30/2020 to eligible households with a member enrolled in case management services with Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is to prevent evictions caused by the financial and health impacts of COVID-19.

Eligibility Households - must have income below 80% median family income (see eligibility guide below for income limits), live in Multnomah County and meet one of the criteria below:

  • A loss of income due to COVID-19 related factors
  • Compromised health status or elevated risk of infection or vulnerability to COVID-19
  • Diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19

Eligible Expenses: rent, motel payments, moving costs, security deposit, application fees, rent arrears and late fees. 

  • This fund can not pay for mortgage assistance or utility assistance (as of 8/19/20 this fund can no longer be used for utilities) .

Eligibility Guide: 

COVID-19 Rent Relief Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria (updated 10/23/20) (59 KB)

How to apply? Complete the request form below and send to iddhousingassistance@multco.us

COVID-19 Housing Asst. Request (10.23.20) (117.91 KB)


Energy Assistance Program for COVID-19 impacted households

If you are seeking utility assistance for a household impacted by COVID-19 click here for more information. 


Short Term Rent Assistance Programs With Other Area Agencies

Call 211 or visit 211info.org for current rent assistance availability.