Federal Emergency Aid
Oregon has been granted federal emergency aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning Sept. 7, 2020. Funds are available for individuals in affected areas of Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
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Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR)
OAR has secured a $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTOR® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster.
Who should apply?
Any full-time resident can apply if they are a U.S. citizen, or legally admitted U.S. resident, who has lost their home in the Oregon wildfire disaster and is in need of support for either of the following:
- Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the Oregon Wildfires Disaster or;
- Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the Oregon Wildfires Disaster. Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant per household.
Grants will be jointly payable to applicant and mortgage lender or landlord. Deadline for application submission is November 15, 2020.