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Multnomah County

Last update: Friday, October 19th, 2018



El Programa Hispano Católico
Appointments available? YES
El Programa Hispano Catolico will be accepting walk ins Monday October 22nd - Wednesday October 24th, 2018 from 9am-noon for Pacific Power costumers ONLY. Walk ins will be accepted at 333 SE 223rd Avenue Suite #3 Gresham, OR 97030. Please bring IDs for all adults over 18, Social Security Cards for all members of the household, current utility bill, income verification for everyone is the household reviving income. Also bring Social Security Income or Disability award letter for 2018 and EBT cards if you are receiving TANF.

Human Solutions
Appointments available? NO

Impact NW
Appointments available? NO

IRCO Africa House
Appointments available? NO

IRCO Asian Family Center
Appointments available? NO

Latino Network
Appointments available? NO

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Appointments available? NO

Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
Appointments available? NO

St. Vincent de Paul
Appointments available? YES
St Vincent de Paul is currently accepting walk-ins for energy assistance Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm. Walk in to make an appointment for a client interview the same day or within the next two business days (subject to appointment availability). Appointments given on a first-come, first-served basis. An interview does not guarantee assistance. SVDP verifies applicant's account details directly with the service provider.. SVDP verifies applicant's account details directly with the service provider. May refer clients to other agencies. Documentation needed includes Photo ID, printed utility bill matching applicant's name and address, shut-off notice. Social Security card not required. If your utility uses "paperless billing," print a copy of your bill before arriving to apply.The address is 8101 SE Cornwell Street, Portland OR 97206. 

City of Portland Water Discount Program

Customers responsible for paying a City of Portland residential sewer/storm water/water bill may be eligible for a discount on their bill. During a crisis, eligible customers may receive up to $500 in assistance once every 12 months. Eligibility depends on household income. If you receive SNAP (food stamps), you may be eligible for the City of Portland Water Discount Program. You will need to provide the following documents: current bill, IDs for anyone over age 18 in the household, Social Security cards for everyone in the household that has one, and proof of income for everyone in the household for the last 30 days.

Contact one of the following agencies for more information on how to apply:

  • Human Solutions: Walk in to 124 NE 181st Avenue, Portland 97230 Monday-Friday 9am-11:45am and 1pm-4pm. Does not guarantee same-day appointments. You may call 503-548-0217 and leave a message to request to have an application sent by mail or to schedule an appointment.

  • IRCO Africa House: Call 503-235-9396 or walk in to 631 NE 102nd Avenue, Portland 97220 Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon.

  • IRCO Asian Family Center: Call 503-235-9396 or walk in to 8040 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland 97213 Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon.

  • Impact NW: Walk in to 10055 E Burnside Street, Portland 97216 Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Call 503-721-1740 for more information.

  • Latino Network: Call 503-283-6881 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and leave a message with your name and phone number to request an appointment.

  • Native American Youth and Family Center: Call 503-288-8177 ext. 297 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and leave a message with your name and phone number to request an appointment.

  • Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI): Walk in to 4803 NE 7th Avenue, Portland 97211 Tuesday 9am-3pm. Once capacity has been reached, no more walk-ins will be accepted for the day. Bring photocopies of all required documents. Call 503-240-0828 for more information.

  • El Programa Hispano Católico: Call 503-669-8350 Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm to verify eligibility and schedule an appointment.

If you are already enrolled in the City of Portland Water Discount Program and need to access your annual crisis voucher, please call the Water Bureau at 503-823-7770. You will need to pay a portion of your bill to receive assistance.