Coronavirus / COVID19
Pandemic Resources provided by
The support you need in a difficult time.
Unite Oregon’s Response to Coronavirus
Healthcare for Immigrants and Refugees
If you or anyone in your family is an immigrant or refugee, you do not have to worry that getting tested, preventive care, or treatment for COVID-19 will affect your immigration status. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and are in need of medical care, please contact your doctor.
State of Oregon Employment Department
COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available (PDF format)
Some cities and counties are changing their policies or adding additional resources to help with renters and people experiencing houselessness. Check city and county websites.
You may need to travel to access healthcare or food needs. We recommend maintaining your distance from other people. If you must use public transportation, TriMet has information on how to keep you and other riders safe.
TriMet COVID-19 Updates
Several public agencies and organizations are providing free food and meals.
SNAP / Food Stamp Benefits
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Meals on Wheels – Online Meal Request
Oregon Food Bank – Food Finder
School districts are providing free breakfast and lunch for children.
- Portland Public Schools meal information
- Beaverton School District
- David Douglas School District
- Gresham-Barlow School District
- Hillsboro School District
- Reynolds School District
Multnomah County is providing meals at schools during specific times.
Oregonians can use SNAP benefits to pay for groceries delivered from Amazon and Walmart — delivery fees and other non-food expenses aren’t covered.
Internet and Cell Phone
Some Internet providers and mobile carriers are offering free and or reduced plans, and/or waiving late fees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most are removing limits on how much data you can use.
Electricity and Gas
Portland-area electric and natural gas providers are no longer disconnecting service if you are behind on your bills.
Water and Sewer
Some cities have announced that they won’t shut off your water service if you are behind on your bills. Please find more information directly from your city.
Educational and Learning
Some school districts and libraries are offering online educational and learning resources.
- Multnomah County Library COVID-19 closure and online resources
- Portland Public Schools home learning portal
With school out through April 28, child care resources will be under high demand.
Families with Children
It can be challenging to talk about Coronavirus and to teach children while school is out. These resources can help.
Information is available in many languages. Below are a few places to access them:
Rent & Utilities Assistance
Utilities Assistance by Self Enhancement Inc (SEI)
- Call 503-240-0828 for updates on availability.
- Remember when leaving a message to include your full name, utility company name, utility account number and any disconnect or shut off notices that are pending your account.
Utilities Assistance by Pacific Power
- Walk ins will be accepted at 333 SE 223rd Avenue, Suite #3, Gresham, OR 97030. They are open Monday-Wednesday from 9am-noon.
- Please bring photo ID for all household members age 18 and older, social security cards for all household members who have one, current utility bill, and proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days.
- Also bring Social Security Income or Disability award letter for 2019 if applicable and EBT cards if you are receiving TANF.
Utiliies Assistance by PGE / Energy Assistance:
- There may be payment terms that can help you catch up.
- Please call PGE Customer Service so they can help you work together on a solution:
- Portland: 503-228-6322
- Salem: 503-399-7717
- Elsewhere: 800-542-8818
Rent Assistance by Urban League
- Rent hotline is open the second and last Friday of every month for June these dates are the 14th and 28th.
- Call 503-280-2600
Rent Assistance by St Andrew Emergency Services for Zip Code 97211
- Money raised by the community may be available for emergency rental assistance.
- The church is at 4940 NE 8th Street.
- Call (503) 281-4429 for information.
Rent Assistance by St. Vincent de Paul
- Walk ins only.
Service hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am -12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm
- Must bring 72-hour notice, photo id, and landlord information (name address and phone number).
- They help only if you have not received help from them in the last 12 months.
- Call (503)235-8431 for information.