Low-Income Resources in Oregon

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs that operate throughout the state. Please contact us if you find any information missing or outdated.

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Low-Income Resources in Oregon

Welcome to Money Fit’s Low-income resource list. There are different options organized into four categories: Food, Housing/Utilities, Child/Family Care, and Healthcare. Each resource has a brief description as well as contact information like a phone number and website URL.

We also provided an application for our Debt Management Program. If you’re struggling with debt, our nonprofit organization can provide the help you need to overcome financial burdens.

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs.

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Food Resources

Oregon – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

Address: Oregon Department of Human Services 500 Summer St. NE Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 1-503-945-5600

Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits

Federal Resource – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Learn more from their website

Housing and Utilities

Oregon HEAT

Oregon HEAT develops and coordinates resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their energy needs and achieve energy self-reliance through energy education and advocacy. Oregon HEAT is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to help low-income Oregonians and hard-working families keep those vital utilities on during unforeseen emergency situations.

Address: PO Box 127 Tualatin, Oregon 97062-0127

Phone: 1-503-612-6300

Website: click here

federal resource – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Read More About LIHEAP

Child and Family Care

DHS Child Care Subsidy Program

Working families whose income is below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for financial help with child care costs. This childcare subsidy program is called Employment Related Day Care (ERDC).

Address: 500 Summer St. NE E62 Salem, OR 97301-1067

Phone: 1-800-342-6712

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/CHILD-CARE/Pages/parents.aspx

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. The program’s goal is to reduce the number of families living in poverty, through employment and community resources.

Address: Department of Human Services 500 Summer St NE Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 1-503-945-5944

Website: click here

Oregon Employment Department Business and Employment Services

The mission of the Employment Department is to support business and promote employment. In the Business and Employment Services unit, we aid this mission by serving businesses by recruiting and referring the best-qualified applicants to jobs, and providing resources to diverse job seekers in support of their employment needs.

Address: 875 Union St. NE Salem 97311 – Central Administrative Office

Phone: 1-800-237-3710

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/pages/default.aspx

JOBS for Oregon’s Future (JOBS)

The JOBS program is Oregon’s employment and self-sufficiency program for people on public assistance. Clients participating in employment and self-sufficiency services receive ongoing screening, assessment, and case management while participating in activities such as life skills, basic education, job readiness, or work experience that address barriers to self-sufficiency.

Address: Department of Human Services 500 Summer St NE Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 1-503-945-7016 | 1-503-945-6094

Website: http://www.dhs.state.or.us/caf/ss/tanf/employment.html

Federal Resource – Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors.

WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information, and support as well as assists in finding healthcare and other community services.

Learn more from their website

Federal Resource – The Head Start Program

Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include

  • Early learning: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development

  • Health: Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health, and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

  • Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.

Learn more from their website

Federal Resource – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.

Learn more from their website

Healthcare Resources

Federal Resource – Medicaid

Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people. Although the Federal government establishes certain parameters for all states to follow, each state administers its Medicaid program differently, resulting in variations in Medicaid coverage across the country.

Learn more from their website

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