Rent & Utility Assistance
Washington County received funding under the CARES Act – Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to provide public health, safety and community stabilization resources. A portion of those funds are targeted to housing stability assistance for people impacted by COVID-19.
Washington County has contracted with Community Action to manage the funds and get them out to the local community. There are three types of assistance available:
- Rent Assistance
- Water/Stormwater/Sewer Assistance
- Garbage and Recycling Assistance
Phone Number: 503-615-0770
For a link to the rent assistance pre-screening tool, go to
Community Action can assist income qualified households who are behind on their rent with emergency assistance even if they do not have an eviction notice. Funding for this assistance is limited. If you receive a voicemail message, please listen to the entire message and follow the instructions provided.
Utility Assistance (Water/Stormwater/Sewer/Garbage/Recycling)
Phone Number: 503-615-0771
For a link to the energy assistance application request form:
Requests for Utility Assistance can be made Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 12 pm online (see link above) or by calling 503-615-0771.