In response to COVID-19, CANN has compiled some links to information and resources for our Oregon COFA community members to know in order to stay healthy as well as learn about available resources and how to best access them.
We will continue to update this page with information for our community members as new information becomes available.
Please follow all safety measures to ensure that you, your family and community is safe. See Governor Brown’s Build a Safe & Strong Oregon page for COVID-19 updates.
Oregon Department of Education Food Resources This ODE page has links to each Oregon district’s web page with information about how they are feeding kids during school closure.
Oregon Food Bank: This food finder site is updated regularly with locations for accessing food in a safe and convenient manner.
RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE
Governor Kate Brown Issues Commercial Eviction Ban: Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order, placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The order also strengthens Governor Brown’s previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium.
Oregon Housing Assistance See list of various housing assistance programs that are designed for lower income Oregonians, operate through local agencies (CAAs) and community service providers.
Oregon Utility/Energy Assistance Program See list of agencies in each county that helps provide utility assistance.
The Oregon Employment Department continues to respond to questions related to layoffs, work-hour reductions and unemployment claims. As conditions change daily, the department encourages people to visit its COVID-19 employment page for the most current information.
The Oregon Employment Department provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. In non-pandemic times, to get benefits, workers must meet some requirements. In general, to receive UI benefits for a week, you must be able to work, be available for work, and look for work you can do. During these times, the agency’s temporary rules (linked below) add flexibility to those requirements, by helping those who are temporarily laid off stay connected to their employers, and accommodating Stay Home, Save Lives orders as they relate to availability for work. Please read the questions below for more details.
UNION COUNTY, OREGON RESOURCES
Below is a list of services links available for our COFA community members in Union County.
Community Connection of NE Oregon Contact CCNEO for assistance with rent, utilities and food.
COFA Premium Health Insurance Need help with health insurance? Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) staff can help you.
Union County WRAP Resources
WRAP Resources is a list of various resources and how to access them.
- Get a Copy of your I-94 Online
- FSM & RMI USCIS Fact Sheet
- Palau USCIS Fact Sheet
- Oregon Immigration Resource
- Oregon State Bar Immigration Law
BIAS & HATE INCIDENTS
What is a Hate and Bias Incident? A hate and bias incident is any hostile expression that may be motivated by another person’s race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. The act does not need to be a federal, state or local crime.
Examples of Hate and Bias Incidents Hate and bias acts can be verbal, physical, or visual. This language and behavior often contributes to, or creates, an unsafe or unwelcoming environment. Some examples include:
- Name calling; using a racial, ethnic or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language. Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings. Imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone’s cultural norm or practice.
Why Should I Report? While hate and bias incidents sometimes target specific individuals, they often violate an entire group or community’s sense of safety and belonging. Graffiti on the wall, fliers, anonymous emails and language meant to harass individuals convey intolerance that impacts all of us. We want Oregon to be welcoming and inclusive.