COVID-19 Resources

PBDG will continue to add new and relevant information as it becomes available.

GENERAL INFORMATION

PBDG is working closely with our partners at Multnomah County and the State of Oregon to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

The following links lead to updates both nationally and locally:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Oregon Health Authority | Governor Kate Brown | Multnomah County

211 info is available 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for basic COVID-19 questions, or to find social and health services.

Volunteer & Donations: State of Oregon | Multnomah county

Click the buttons below for federal, state, regional and additional COVID-19 resources:

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC RELIEF

COVID WORKFORCE RESPONSE LINES

HOUSING, SHELTER & UTILITY ASSISTANCE

ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
NUTRITION ASSISTANCE
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC RELIEF

Regional Resources

City of Portland

  • COVID Workforce Response Line: Multnomah County residents can call (503) 714-5989 workforce services and related resources. Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs., 9:00-12:00 and Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-5:00. 
  • Prosper Portland: Economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. Applications for Prosper Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund have closedNeed help? Email ProsperHotline@ProsperPortland.us or leave a voicemail at to (503) 823-3297.

City of Hillsboro

City of Beaverton

City of Tigard

  • COVID Workforce Response Line: Washington County residents can call (503) 766-5696 for workforce services and related resources. Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs., 9:00-12:00 and Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-5:00. 
  • Resident Aid Fund of Tigard: This fund will provide at least four grants of up to $25,000 each to Tigard-serving nonprofits, faith organizations, or other agencies to provide immediate and necessary relief to impacted communities in Tigard. Deadline is April 24 at 5:00 pm.

City of Lake Oswego

City of Gresham

Local Resources

Unions: Weekly workshops for union members and representative led by Oregon AFL-CIO.

Mercy Corps Northwest – Financing for small businesses that aren’t able to qualify for a bank loan

CRAFT3 – Small businesses loans, microloans and lines of credit

Work Share of Oregon – Offers an alternative to layoffs

Work Systems established two phone lines to help Multnomah County and Washington County residents to workforce services and related resources.

The City of Portland and Multnomah County COVID Response Line: (503) 714-5989

Washington County Workforce COVID Response Line: (503) 766-5696

  • Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs., 9:00-12:00 and Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-5:00
  • Languages: Spanish, English and other languages through a translation service
  • Available Services: 
    • General assistance related to workforce system services and other resources (childcare, food assistance, housing, etc.).
    • Information and support related to filing an initial Unemployment Insurance claim. NOTE: They cannot help individuals who have already filed a claim. If you have received a letter from the State of Oregon that there is an error on your claim, your claim is on hold or has been denied, follow this link for information or contact the Unemployment Claims Center at 1-877-FILE-4-UI.
    • Remote TriMet Low-Income Fare enrollment. Individuals will need to have computer/internet access or a mobile device to do eligibility by video conference.
    • Job Information. Many employers are currently hiring such as grocery stores, manufacturers and delivery positions. We can provide leads for openings that are updated daily.
    • Assistance applying for SNAP benefits.

For questions related to Work Systems’ COVID Response Line contact: covid_response@worksystems.org.

    SBA Resources

    Small Business Administration: Information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including the availability of funding.

    Payment Protection Program

    Lenders Accepting Applications in Oregon

    Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

    Express Bridge Loans

    Debt Relief

    Federal Reserve: The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program is providing roughly $600 billion in loans to businesses, with interest rates ranging from 2.5% to 4%. Unlike the PPP, the repayment term for a Main Street loan is four years and the loan can’t be forgiven.

      U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: The Save Small Business will distribute $5,000 grants to small employers in economically vulnerable communities in the United States and its territories.

      U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance: New guidance on unemployment insurance flexibilities during COVID-19 outbreak.   

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        COVID WORKFORCE RESPONSE LINES

        Work Systems established two phone lines to help Multnomah County and Washington County residents to workforce services and related resources.

        The City of Portland and Multnomah County COVID Response Line: (503) 714-5989

        Washington County Workforce COVID Response Line: (503) 766-5696

        Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs., 9:00-12:00 and Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-5:00

        Languages: Spanish, English and other languages through a translation service

        Available Services:

        • General assistance related to workforce system services and other resources (childcare, food assistance, housing, etc.).
        • Information and support related to filing an initial Unemployment Insurance claim.

        NOTE: They cannot help individuals who have already filed a claim. If you have received a letter from the State of Oregon that there is an error on your claim, your claim is on hold or has been denied, follow this link for information or contact the Unemployment Claims Center at 1-877-FILE-4-UI.

        • Remote TriMet Low-Income Fare enrollment. Individuals will need to have computer/internet access or a mobile device to do eligibility by video conference.
        • Job Information. Many employers are currently hiring such as grocery stores, manufacturers and delivery positions. We can provide leads for openings that are updated daily.
        • Assistance applying for SNAP benefits.

        For questions related to Worksystems’ COVID Response Line contact: covid_response@worksystems.org.

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        HOUSING, SHELTER & UTILITY ASSISTANCE

        Coping with the existence of COVID-19 and how it has changed our daily lives is difficult enough. That’s why the City, County, State and federal government are all working to help provide relief for homeowners, renters and those experiencing homelessness.

        Homeowners: Contact your mortgage servicer to determine whether or not your loan is backed by the Federal Government and to understand additional eligibility requirements. See the resources below for more information.

        Renters: If you can demonstrate a substantial loss in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic you can defer your rent payments. Rent payments are not being forgiven, you will still be obligated to repay missed payments.

        Federal and Private Mortgage Relief Information & FAQ.

        Utilities: The three largest utilities in Oregon, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and Northwest Natural, have all announced a suspension of disconnects and/or late fees to support Oregonians during the COVID-19 outbreak.

        • NW Natural | For more information visit www.nwnatural.com or call 1-800-422-4012
        • Portland General | For more information visit www.portlandgeneral.com or call 800-542-8818
        • Pacific Power | Customers can call 1-888-221-7070
        • Portland Water | Water service will not be disconnected for non-payment of sewer/stormwater/water bills. For more information call 503-823-4874or email PWBCustomerService@portlandoregon.gov

        Regional Resources

        State & Federal Resources

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        ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

        Regional Resources

        State & Federal Resources

        If you have lost your health insurance due to COVID-19, there are a number of different options depending on your circumstances. Those may include the following:

        • Marketplace coverage through healthcare.oregon.gov
        • Oregon Health Plan—OHP provides health care for low-income Oregonians.
        • COBRA— When you lose job-based insurance, you may be offered COBRA continuation coverage by your former employer.
        • State continuation— State continuation applies to those who have had continuous health coverage (not necessarily with the same employer) for at least three months before the date employment or coverage ended.
        • Medicare— Medicare is for U.S. citizens 65 and older who meet residency requirements and some blind and disabled people younger than 65.
        • Your previous employer decides to continue paying for employer-based coverage through a spouse’s insurance.

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        NUTRITION ASSISTANCE

        Putting food on the table to feed your family does not have to be an added stress. Families and individuals who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for SNAP or WIC. Many local organizations and community partners also continue to operate at a high demand to ensure children, seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors are fed during this crisis.

        Regional Resources

        Federal Resources

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        ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

        State of Oregon | COVID-19 Resources

        Metro | COVID-19 Resources

        Multnomah County | COVID-19 Resources

        City of Gresham | COVID-19 Resources

        City of Beaverton | COVID-19 Resources

        City of Hillsboro | COVID-19 Resources

        PPE Supplier

        National Safety, Inc.
        Matt Strand
        www.nationalsafetyinc.com
        360-253-7378
        (c)360-949-5223
        matt@nationalsafetyinc.com

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