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Coos County Renters, Do You Need Help Paying Rent or Utilities Because of COVID-19?

NeighborWorks Umpqua is here to help!

The Coos County Rent and Utility Assistance Program is Now Accepting Applications

Renters in Coos County may qualify for up to 6 months of rent and utility payments per household (only past due rent and utilities, electric and heat). Assistance goes directly to landlords and utility companies.

Who should apply?

Renters at least 18 years old who are members of households that:

  • Rent in Coos County Oregon.
  • Have a total household income before taxes at or below 80% of area median income (see table below).
  • Include at least one person who has experienced a financial hardship directly or indirectly due to COVID-19.
  • Have received a late payment or eviction notice and are at risk of losing housing due to unpaid rent, and/or past due utilities, dating from April 2020 or later.

Coos County 80% Area Median Income Limits for Rental Assistance Eligibility

How do I apply? 

Fill out the online application HERE

Copies of the following documents must be included to prove your eligibility.

  • Copy of photo ID for all adults (must be current/valid)
    • 2 bills with name and current address can be used in place of Photo ID
    • A signed attestation from an employer, landlord, caseworker, or other official with knowledge of the household’s circumstances can be used in place of photo ID
  • Documentation of the last 30 days of income for all adults in your household. The following are acceptable:
    • Pay Stubs or wage printout showing company name, employee name, and gross pay
    • Benefits letter our printout (showing full name and current year)
    • Child support payment history (last 12 months)
    • Unemployment payment printout showing full name
    • Pension statement showing gross monthly amount or 1099 tax form
    • If zero or cash income, complete self-certifications in this application
  • Copy of most recent power and/or heating bill showing address and unpaid balance
  • Copy of a statement or ledger from landlord documenting past rent due
  • Completed statement of how COVID-19 has affected your household (included in application)

If you cannot access our online application a PDF version can be mailed, along with clearly legible copies of all documents, to NeighborWorks Umpqua at:

NeighborWorks Umpqua Coastal Housing Center

1984 Sherman Ave

North Bend, OR 97459

Please call us at (541) 756-1000 if you have question or are in need of assistance!

This Program is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program CARES Act through Business Oregon 

(Oregon Business Development Department).

Roseburg Office: 605 SE Kane St., Roseburg, OR 97470, (541) 673-4909, FAX # 541-673-5023
North Bend Office: 1992 Sherman Ave., North Bend, OR 97459, (541) 756-1000

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