Wyden, Merkley Announce an Additional Nearly $8.5 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance for Oregon

Washington, D.C. –
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Oregon will
receive a combined nearly $8.5 million in federal emergency rental assistance

“The pandemic’s deep
economic impact, including the challenges it placed on
the consistent need to pay rent, continues to ripple even as Oregonians go
back to work,” said Wyden. “Housing
is a human right, so I’m glad to see more federal funds come into our state to
help renters get extended assistance to cover costs. This is a good step in the
ongoing battle to keep roofs over heads, as Senator Merkley and I keep fighting
for more permanent housing solutions.”  

“Everyone deserves a
safe, affordable place to call home, but many Oregonians are struggling with
the rapidly rising cost of housing,” said Senator Merkley. “This critical emergency rental assistance
will help provide a lifeline to many families to help cover the costs of rent.
I will continue to fight to address the rising costs of rent across the nation
and work with Senator Wyden to ensure Oregon gets the federal resources needed
to ensure all Oregonians have access to safe and affordable housing.” 

These emergency rental funds will be allocated as follows:

Recipient Name

Total Payment

City of Portland


Clackamas County


Coquille Indian Housing Authority


Oregon Office of Housing & Community Services


Washington County