COVID-19 Resident Resources

State of Oregon 

The Oregon Employment Department‘s COVID page offers information for workers, job-seekers and employers. Resources include:

Unemployment insurance benefits are available during temporary layoffs related to COVID-19 situations. These benefits occur for employees whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as cleaning following a coronavirus exposure, or by government requirement. Workers can get unemployment benefits, and do not need to seek work with other employers if their place of employment will resume operations. To receive benefits, affected workers must still be able to work, stay in contact with their employer, and be available to work when called back. Direct employees to file for benefits here.

Partial unemployment: The Work Share program helps employers prevent layoffs by reducing the schedules of workers instead of laying them off. It also provides benefits to help offset employees’ lost wages. ​Learn more here.

Rapid response in the event of permanent closure: ​The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has rapid response services to plan for job transitions needed when a business closure or mass layoff occurs, including cases of natural and other disasters. Local Rapid Response teams coordinate with employer, worker representative, Trade Act and Labor.

If the unemployment claim site is down, please direct your workers to call the agency’s contact centers, where Employment Department staff can help with starting a claim for unemployment benefits: 1-877-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484)


Executive Director’s Public Notice – COVID-19​

COVID-19 Job Site Practices​

Affordable Rental Housing Division

Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing Updates – Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing – Financial Submission Guidance – Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing – Financial Submission Deadline Extended – Technical Advisory​

Affordable Rental Housing – COVID-19 Update – Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

Attachment: ARH Guidance

Attachment: ARH Monitoring

Attachment: ARH Funding

HUD Project-Based Contract Administration

Technical Advisory

HUD Section 8 Program MORs Postpone – Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

        HUD Toolkit for Homeless Shelter Providers

        HUD COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources​

Housing Stabilitzation Division

Homeless Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

Homeless Services – Shelter Guidance – Technical Advisory​

4th Annual Veteran Convening – POSTPONE Notice​

Homeless Services Convening – POSTPONE Notice​

Attachments & Quick Links

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance for Homeless Service Providers​

OHCS Shelter Plan – COVID-19 Information & Guidance​

       OHCS Shelter Plan – CDC – Hand Washing for COVID-19 (en espanol)​

OHCS Shelter Plan – Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use

COVID-19 Shelter Triage Screening Too

Energy and Weatherization Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

Interim OHCS Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) Guidance ​- Technical Advisory

Rule Filing



Homeownership Division

Technical Advisory and Notices

HUD Provides Immediate Relief for Homeowerns Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Response​

Freddie Mac Announces Nationwide COVID-19 Relief Plan Affecting More than 4 Million Multifamily Apartment Renters

COVID-19 Information