Do You Need Rent or Deposit Assistance?
Northwest Pilot Project provides very short-term rental and/or deposit assistance to seniors who meet our Short Term Rent Assistance Selection Criteria.
Because of the limited funds available, you will need to fully explain your need for assistance; demonstrate how NWPP’s short-term assistance will end or prevent your homelessness; and have a solid plan in place for paying your rent in the future.
If you believe you qualify for assistance, you may call our office for a phone assessment at 503-227-5605 or submit an electronic request by clicking here. We try to return all calls and electronic requests within three business days. Please be prepared to provide the following items for any financial assistance:
§ Copy of ID and Social Security card, if available
§ Current and/or prospective landlord’s contact information
§ Proof of income (ex. Social Security benefits verification or recent paystubs for last 30 days)
§ Information about your monthly expenses (here is our budget form, which may be helpful to fill out in advance.)
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY PHONE ASSESSMENT?
Your phone assessment will generally last about 30-45 minutes. At this time we will comprehensively evaluate your specific request and housing needs. We will ask for basic information, such as your birthdate, Social Security number, housing history, income source, financial obligations and housing barriers. After you’ve talked with a Housing Specialist, they will schedule subsequent appointments or classes with you if your housing needs require this. We are commonly asked how quickly a request for housing or rental assistance will take. It is impossible to answer without knowing the specifics of your situation. Some requests are approved the same day, others may take a longer while we do information gathering. We will spend as much time as we need to properly evaluate your situation. However, after your initial phone assessment you should have a much clearer picture about what the time frame or options may be for your particular request.