***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 2021 (280.68 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 (CVRRP) - 2021 Phase 1 Funding

Available through 6/30/2021 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 - To be eligible for the program, households must meet all four of the below requirements. There is no citizenship requirement for these funds.

  1. At least one member of the household is enrolled in Mult. Co. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services.
  2. Resident of Multnomah County
  3. Experienced at least one of following negative impacts due to COVID-19:
    • Loss of employment or income due to COVID-19 related factors
    • Directly impacted by business closure related to COVID-19
    • Compromised health status or elevated risk of infection or vulnerability to health as related to COVID-19
    • Diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19
    • Incurred significant cost or experience a financial hardship due to COVID-19
  4. Household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
    • Income is based on snapshot of current income at time of application and will be documented through self-certification on intake form. Income includes the current gross income of all adult household members. Income limits can be found in the COVID 19 Rent Relief Program Eligibility Guidelines below. 

Eligible Expenses:

  • Current or future rent payment (Cannot pay rents beyond June 2021, subsidized rent is eligible)
  • Rent arrears (beginning April 2020)
  • Late fees
  • Security deposits
  • Application fees

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES: mortgage assistance, utility assistance, motel vouchers, or direct cash assistance 

Eligibility Guide: 

COVID-19 Rent Relief Eligibility Guidelines (2021 - Phase 1 Funding) (67.5 KB)

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

COVID -19 Rent Relief Program - INTAKE FORM (257.82 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. 


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