Learn more about Oregon Worker Relief’s programs. Applications are open for limited times throughout the year.

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Call 1-888-274-7292 Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Please check this website or follow our Facebook page for updates when funds are open to new applications.

Home Fund: If you’ve lost housing or are at risk of eviction
Status: Not accepting new applications

The Home Fund will provide up to two months rent to immigrant Oregonians who have lost housing or are at risk of eviction.


Relief Fund: If you’ve lost work or wages due to COVID-19
Status: Not accepting new applications

The Relief Fund provides financial support to Oregonians who lost wages due to COVID-19 and who are excluded from other federal and state programs due to their immigration status.


Climate Change Fund: If you’ve lost work or wages due to extreme heat or smoke
Status: Not accepting new applications

The Climate Change Fund gives financial assistance to agricultural workers who have to miss work because of extreme heat or smoke.


Past Programs

Immigrant Justice Program

Status: Closed

We can solve for the immigration legal precarity experienced by immigrant and refugee communities that prevents access to health systems and health care, civic support systems such as unemployment and rental support, food assistance and other aspects of civic life. Oregon Worker Relief’s Immigrant Justice Program directly addressed these long-standing inequities by providing immigration legal services to immigrants and refugees impacted by the pandemic who were left out of the pandemic recovery.

Through a partnership and funding provided by the City of Portland, Oregon Worker Relief (OWR) provided equity-based capacitation to individuals with lived community experience and who could be attorneys or accredited representatives in order to support the provision of immigration legal services to impacted communities. The grants built capacity at community-based organizations serving the Oregon immigrant and refugee community, developed capacity for new legal representatives with lived community experience to work in the field and community, and created more community-centered solutions to mitigate immigration legal precarity associated with household instability. OWR provided community engagement to support the provision of immigration legal services to eligible individuals in order to mitigate immigration legal precarity that contributes to household destabilization.