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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Applications for Rent Assistance for Lane County Renters Open June 3 at 10 a.m.

Eligibility applications for rent assistance for Lane County renters open on Wednesday, June 3, at 10 a.m. The eligibility application is an online form that will be available at www.lanecounty.org/rent.


A total of $930,000 is available. The funding was provided by the State of Oregon’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program.


Eligible households will be served on a first-come, first-served basis for expenses acquired from April 1, 2020 to the present.


To be eligible for rent relief, the applicant’s dwelling unit must be located in Lane County and there must be an active rental agreement or lease in the applicant’s name.


The applicant must be able to document:

  1. A loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19

    OR

  2. Have compromised health status or an elevated risk of infection and vulnerability to impacts to health as related to COVID-19 and that a loss of housing would cause a health jeopardy related to COVID-19 for the applicant.


The applicant’s household income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income Level (AMI).


Lane County AMI 2020

Household Size

50% AMI Gross Monthly Income

50% AMI Gross Annual Income

1

$2,042

$24,500

2

$2,333

$28,000

3

$2,625

$31,500

4

$2,917

$35,000

5

$3,150

$37,800

6

$3,383

$40,600

7

$3,617

$44,400

8

$3,850

$46,200


Rent assistance can be used for rent payments and arrearages, manufactured home rental space (“lot rents”), housing relocation assistance and more.


Application Process

Applicants will complete the eligibility pre-screening application online at www.lanecounty.org/rent or by calling an access center to request alternative options (i.e. mailed paper copy or phone screening).


Lane County Human Services Division will determine presumptive eligibility.


If determined presumptively eligible, applications will be forwarded to the access agency requested by the applicant.


The access agency will follow up with the applicant, provide a full application, process the application, and distribute funds directly to landlords and/or utility companies for households determined to be fully eligible.


Applicants will need to provide documentation with their applications, including government-issued identification, income documentation, housing status documentation and, if needed, health status documentation. Applicants will also be asked to provide a written notice from their landlords showing their unpaid rent balance. The full list of needed documentation is available on the application webpage at www.lanecounty.org/rent.

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