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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week marks one year since the first case of COVID was diagnosed in Oregon.  This past year we have come together under difficult circumstances and have each done our part to help keep Oregon healthy.  Our efforts have saved approximately 4,000 lives so far.  The Legislature will continue to work hard to bring relief to small businesses and to get our schools open and I know that you will continue to do yours by masking up, socially distancing, and getting the vaccine when you have an opportunity.

Representative Susan McLain

Committee Assignments 

Joint Committee On Ways and Means

Joint Committee On Transportation - Co-Chair

House Committee On Agriculture and Natural Resources

Joint Committee On the Interstate 5 Bridge - Co-Chair

Joint Committee On Ways and Means Subcommittee On Education - Co-Chair

2019-2020 Joint Emergency Board 

How to Participate

Watch all Oregon State Legislature Live-Streams and Meetings HERE


Track all 2021 Session Bills HERE


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Instructions for how to testify on a bill:

English instructions here

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Bill Highlights


This bill is related to discrimination in law enforcement.  It requires the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to investigate a person's character before accepting a person for training and certification as police officer or reserve officer. It directs the department to adopt rules prohibiting officers from racist behaviors and requires the development of a plan for removing peace officers who have discriminatory sentiments that would violate the rights of protected classes. It requires a law enforcement agency that obtains evidence that a law enforcement officer has engaged in racist behavior to provide evidence to the district attorney within 14 days. It also directs the Governor to convene a task force to develop a plan for removing peace officers who have discriminatory sentiments that would violate the rights of protected classes. And it directs the Bureau of Labor and Industries to establish and maintain hotline for reports of officer misconduct.


This bill relates to the exposure to wildfire smoke. It requires employers of employees who engage in outdoor work activities to take certain actions to mitigate employee's risk of exposure to unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke.  It requires employers to determine concentration levels of particulate matter in the air and creates an exemption for employers who require employees to wear certified respirators while performing outdoor work activities, regardless of concentration levels of particulate matter in the air.


This bill has a series of reforms relating to immigration.  It would require that an officer of a law enforcement agency who arrests an individual who is a foreign national, inform the individual of consular notification procedures. It prohibits law enforcement agencies or public bodies from denying services, benefits, privileges or opportunities to certain individuals on the basis of federal civil immigration actions, inquiring about an individual's citizenship status without connection to a criminal investigation, or providing information about individuals in custody to federal immigration authorities. It prohibits use of public resources to assist with federal immigration enforcement and requires a public body that receives communication or a request for assistance from a federal immigration authority report that request or communication to the office of the Governor. It requires the office of Governor to publish an annual report of communications and requests received by public bodies. It requires the office of the Governor to establish a mechanism to receive reports of certain violations. It also prohibits a public body, law enforcement agency, or officer from entering into specified agreements related to federal immigration enforcement. It allows any person to bring action to enjoin law enforcement agencies or public bodies from providing certain information to federal immigration authorities or using agency resources to enforce immigration laws. And it allows a person injured by a law enforcement agency's or public body's provision of information or use of agency resources to enforce immigration laws, to bring civil action.

Computer, Capitol, and Rep. McLain

Vaccine Updates

New eligibility groups and FEMA support for vaccination announced

The Governor announced plans to vaccinate new eligibility groups including frontline workers and people with underlying health conditions, in the coming weeks.

"By summer, provided supplies from the federal government continue as planned, any Oregonian who wants the vaccine will be eligible to receive it," said Governor Brown. "And while that gives us all a reason to breathe a sigh of relief, it should also serve as a reminder that the finish line is in sight, and we cannot let up.”

Governor Brown also announced that FEMA will be supporting vaccination clinics and helping to develop long-term, sustainable solutions to support and relieve hospital staff and frontline health care workers.

Director Allen spoke of what the next few weeks may hold for those eligible for the vaccine. The state still has fewer doses than needed for those who are eligible. The shortage will continue to for the next week or two.

This means that appointments will be hard to get, many seniors still won’t get a vaccine right away, and many people will be frustrated and unhappy.

Things will begin to look better in mid-March. We should receive 1.4 million cumulative first doses the week of March 21st, more than the 1.3 million people currently eligible. These projections depend on vaccines arriving in Oregon from manufacturers and the federal government.

More information on eligibility is available on the OHA webpage. You can watch a video of the press conference here.

Vaccination phases in Oregon


Things to Know: 65+ now eligible; Vaccine Information Tool (chatbot) is now updated

Starting today, people who are 65 and older are eligible for the vaccine. To offer some time to vaccinate those who eligible but still waiting for vaccination, this will be the last new group eligible for vaccination for a couple of weeks.  

Due to limited supply, not everyone who is eligible will be included on the weekly list. All eligible groups who want a vaccine will get a vaccine over the coming months. 

If you’re trying to book an appointment, you may notice that OHA and All4Oregon have changed the process for scheduling appointments at the Oregon Convention Center. 

How it works

  • Today, adults who are 65 and older, and most others who are eligible for vaccines in Phase 1A in the Portland metro area, will no longer be directed to the chatbot to schedule appointments at the Oregon Convention Center. 
  • All Oregonians, including adults age 65 and older, can sign up to receive notification about vaccination events when they are eligible by using the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) signup tool at
  • The new appointment scheduling process for eligible older adults who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah or Washington counties will be based on names being pulled from the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool. 
  • On a weekly basis, OHA will use that GVO tool to electronically scramble the names of all eligible older adults in the metro area.  OHA will then send a list of names to All4Oregon that matches the number of vaccination appointments available for scheduling.   
  • All4Oregon will contact individuals to schedule their appointment.

Changes do not apply to the following: 

  • People with mobility issues, who will continue to be able to access appointments at the Portland Airport Red Economy Parking Lot drive-thru clinic through the chatbot.  
  • Educators in the Portland metro area and people who live in Marion County can continue to find appointments through the Vaccine Information Tool. 
  • People who have already scheduled vaccine appointments at the Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Airport or the Legacy Woodburn Health Center.

As more vaccines become available, vaccine distribution sites will expand to more locations, such as retail pharmacies, outpatient clinics and other sites linked to hospitals and health systems. 

For help understanding the scheduling options, call 211.

Things to know this week.


Oregon to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the federal government, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine available for use in the United States. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine against COVID-19. It can be stored in a refrigerator for months, making it easier to distribute without the need for ultra-cold storage.   

“Having access to a third highly effective COVID-19 vaccine is a game-changing development for Oregonians,” said Paul Cieslak, M.D, medical director for communicable diseases and immunization, OHA Public Health Division. “We believe this vaccine is effective against the virus, and a one-dose regimen will allow us to vaccinate more Oregonians more quickly.” 

The process for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine review and approval was the same as it was for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. The company submitted its application for EUA on Feb. 4.   

In its review of Johnson & Johnson’s application, the FDA reported the vaccine was 66% effective for moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 in all groups across all regions studied starting at 28 days after vaccination. The observed efficacy in the United States was 72%. The clinical trial involved 43,783 participants in the United States, Latin America, Brazil and South Africa. 

“The best thing is that this one-dose vaccine was 85% efficacious in preventing severe COVID-19,” Dr. Cieslak said. 

Reported vaccine side effects include pain at the injection site, mild to moderate headache, fatigue and muscle aches.

COVID-19 Updates

National Numbers: 

  • Confirmed Cases: 28,456,860 (up 50,935 from yesterday)
  • Deaths: 513,122 (up 1,283 from yesterday)
  • These national numbers come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  You can view their national and state by state data here.
Map of United States with Covid Statistics

Oregon Status Report:  

  • Oregon now has 156,276 total cases (confirmed and presumptive) of COVID-19. 
    • Today we have 935 new confirmed and presumptive cases, and 6 new deaths. 
    • A total of 2,222 Oregonians have died from COVID-19.

         (previous daily case updates from OHA here)

  • Washington County still has one of the highest case counts at 21,268 confirmed cases, including 213 deaths.  You can review on-going updates from OHA by clicking on the table below. 
  • The Oregon Health Authority recently provided a Public Health Indicators Dashboard to enable communities across Oregon to monitor COVID-19 in the state.The dashboard, which will be updated weekly on Thursdays, provides a transparent report that presents complex epidemiological data in an interactive, easy-to-understand way on a state and county level.


Deaths from COVID - Data


Grief after one year in the pandemic

In the year since Oregon’s fight with COVID-19 began, we’ve had to learn to cope with circumstances that have brought immense grief, loss and loneliness. 

Dr. Robert Neimeyer, director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, says that it’s normal to struggle to wrap our hearts and minds around everything that’s happening.  

“The statistics themselves are numbing,” says Dr. Neimeyer. “When we experience a profound loss, our world is changed. It’s made alien by that rupture between the way things were and the way they are now.” 

Alysha Lacey, program director at Dougy Center, touches on how these losses — difficult at any time — have been complicated by the pandemic. 

“The rituals surrounding what we might usually do at a funeral or celebration of life are disrupted,” says Lacey. “And we’re all just back in front of our computer screen, and it feels odd.” 

Megan Devine, psychotherapist and founder of Refuge in Grief, points out that it’s more than just the COVID-19 related deaths in the nation and our state that have many reeling: It’s the everyday stuff, too. 

“There’s lots and lots and lots of loss that we need to talk about and normalize and honor,” Devine says. “We’ve got daily loss. We’ve got the loss of routine, the loss of normalcy, the loss of a sense of structure and stability.” 

Devine affirms: “This is as bad as you think it is.”  

Despite the obstacles, Dr. Neimeyer thinks that starting a blog, transforming a loved one’s Facebook page into a memorial or writing letters to those who have passed are all good ways to speak to our loss in a healing way and honor a loved one’s memory. 

“Any time we can reclaim a sense of personal agency, voice our pain and share our ongoing bond with our loved one, we find our footing a little more firmly in a changed world,” says Dr. Neimeyer. 

Lacey calls on those who aren’t as directly impacted by loss to lend a hand. 

“Learn to show up for others in your life and be that good support for someone,” says Lacey. “Be there to truly listen and be present for them.” 

Devine urges everyone to understand that there’s nothing wrong with you for grieving.   

“You don’t have to fix everything that is wrong,” says Devine. “We’re such a, ‘Fix it, make the problems go away’ culture, and we cannot do that here.” 

If you or a loved one is grieving, it’s OK. Mental and emotional health resources are available on the Safe + Strong website. You can also check out The Dougy Center and Refuge in Grief.


Stages of Grief


Facebook Live Q&A to address grief

To help acknowledge the immense loss and grief that COVID-19 has brought to Oregonians, we will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A. Join us at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, when Dr. Neimeyer and OHA experts will answer your questions about coping with grief.


Covid Statistics

Covid Data


Helping your kids cope with uncertainty

Life right now can feel overwhelming and difficult. The pandemic is heading into a second year, and today, the United States surpassed more than 500,000 COVID-19 related deaths. Grief and sadness are compounded by so many months of disrupted routines, employment struggles and more. 

In a recent article, Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University, offered tips on how to build family resilience in these stressful times:  

Take care of your own stability first: Our Safe + Strong website is a good place to start if you are having challenges with food,  housing, or your mental health. You’ll find support for parents by parents at Reach Out Oregon.  

Take your children’s worries seriously: Avoid saying things like, “Don’t worry about that.” Instead, encourage them to talk about how they’re feeling and explain what you are doing to keep the family safe. After you have answered their questions switch to a routine activity such as cooking together or doing an art project.  

Limit their (and your) news and screen time: Too much exposure can cause anxiety for everyone.   

Get yourself and your kids moving: Take a walk or go for a bike ride. It still feels good out there.  

Look for signs that a child is struggling to cope with their emotions and seek help if necessary:   

  • Young children may lose skills, stop dressing themselves for example or start wetting the bed.  
  • Older children might seem withdrawn and uninterested in school or friends. 


Around Washington County

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Hillsboro City Council Sets 2021 Priorities 

The Hillsboro City Council has finalized its annual list of priorities and guiding principles to help focus on the areas that need the most attention in the year ahead. For 2021, the Council unanimously adopted the following priorities during its February 16 City Council meeting:

Racial Equity

  • Build diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) competencies in City leadership, including City Council and City boards and commissions, to utilize an equity lens and institutionalize equity in the delivery of City services and policy-making
  • Remove unintentional recruitment barriers with the goal of increasing the number of qualified applicants from historically underrepresented communities for City employment opportunities; and the number ultimately hired by the City
  • Develop a supplier diversity procurement program to enhance local economic opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, and emerging small businesses

COVID-19 Response and Recovery

  • Continue to provide immediate support and to plan for long-term recovery in the areas of rent relief, utility assistance, food stability, and small business support
  • Explore opportunities to provide focused support to childcare and elder care providers to reduce barriers for people to return to work


  • Continue to develop Hillsboro’s municipal broadband utility, HiLight, to deliver reliable and affordable high-speed internet connections to Hillsboro residents, businesses, and schools
  • Explore the feasibility of expediting the build out of HiLight to expand the delivery of high-speed internet access

Police Advancement & Review

  • Continue grassroots engagement to involve community perspectives on policing and public safety
  • Implement the Police-Community Advisory Group to engage community perspectives on police department policy and practice with the goal to provide an ongoing forum for transparent community dialogue
  • Implement the Internal Use-of-Force Review Board to provide multiple perspectives on use-of-force incidents, and to ensure they align with law, training, policy, and objective reasonableness

Housing & Homelessness

  • Make capital investments to provide long-term support to unhoused community members
  • Continue evaluating policies and opportunities to provide strategic housing development to address both homelessness and affordable housing needs
  • Improve connections and collaboration with service providers, community partners, and impacted stakeholders to address homelessness regionally
  • Implement House Bill 2001 (Middle Housing) and continue exploring middle housing opportunities
  • Continue implementing the Metro Affordable Housing Bond measure and Hillsboro Affordable Housing Implementation Plan, and identify new opportunities to deliver affordable housing

Economic Development

  • Continue focusing investment in the North Hillsboro Industrial Area and Technology Park, Downtown Hillsboro, and the 10th Avenue corridor
  • Expand workforce training and internship opportunities with a focus on post-pandemic needs

Community Engagement & Outreach

  • Develop a Citywide framework with goals for active community engagement, including project-specific engagement

Environmental Sustainability

  • Continue to support the Environmental Stewardship Committee to advance the actions identified in the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan


Hillsboro Reads

Now in its sixth year, the goal of Hillsboro Reads is to foster a sense of community, celebrate reading for pleasure, and promote inter-generational discussion and connection. From February 28 to March 20, 2021, join us for book discussions and other events exploring the themes of this year’s selection, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero.


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Forest Grove, local nonprofits seek homeless solutions

Homelessness is not a new problem, but it's a growing one in western Washington County — and one that's gotten the attention of local government and nonprofit organizations. 

Shawn Cardwell, who heads the Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity in Forest Grove, says he'd like to end homelessness in the area. Certainly, he understands that from a literal sense, that may seem implausible, but in a broader sense, the Pacific University alumnus believes it is possible and something to shoot for.

"Some people think that when I say that, I mean we'll do away with it forever and it will never happen again," Cardwell said. "That might not be realistic, but what I mean is that we can bridge the gap between the problem and potential solutions. But that's not going to change until we get services back into Forest Grove.

City officials see things similarly. Mayor Pete Truax spoke to the issue of homelessness during his State of the City address last Monday, Feb. 22. He pointed specifically to Forest Grove's efforts to address an "increased inventory of affordable housing," working with Washington County and Metro to provide funds for nonprofits to build housing in and around Forest Grove that will be available to those who need it. "It has been opined that home ownership is the single most important path up the economic ladder," Truax said. "Giving people a chance to break the cycle of poverty is crucial, not only for individuals, but also for society. Affordable housing provides a step out of that."

As Cardwell notes, however, there is a series of barriers when addressing the problem from the ground up.His group — in conjunction with the City, and nonprofit organizations like the Forest Grove Foundation and local Rotarians — regularly delivers lunches to local area homeless as a part of an outreach program designed with long-term relationship-building in mind. Cardwell understands that "fixing" homelessness is a process, and as part of that process, both the homeless and the greater community need to trust and understand each other. "Part of my job is compassion-building," he said. "We want the people experiencing homelessness to know that if they need something and we have it, we're going to give it to them. But we also want to win the hearts and minds of the community as well, so that they understand and have that same level of compassion for the people and the problems they face."

Forest Grove City Manager Jesse VanderZanden said in an email that the city is partnering with agencies that have dedicated resources to assist with homelessness. Because at about 25,000 residents, Forest Grove doesn't meet the population requirement to receive funding directly from the federal government, it is in many ways dependent on aid from Washington County or through grants by way of nonprofits like the Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity or the Forest Grove Foundation.Forest Grove Foundation executive director Brian Schimmel said, that while they do what they can, more funding would help. Nonprofit leaders are hoping to see more that from recent legislation.

Metro, the regional government for the Portland metro area, is looking to raise upwards of $250 million annually to support people experiencing homelessness in the Portland metropolitan area.Ballot Measure 26-210, which was passed in 2020, enacted two new taxes starting this January: a 1% marginal income tax on individuals earning more than $125,000 annually or couples who earn more than $200,000, as well as a 1% tax on the profits of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $5 million.

Those taxes will be distributed to the tri-county area based on population and will fund services including case management, rental assistance, and addiction and mental health treatment.Cardwell said that it's important that his organization, the Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity, establish a perceived legitimacy so as to be in a position to receive some of that Metro aid. As part of that effort, he's working with both Forest Grove and Washington County to best position everyone to be on the receiving end of what they hope will be significant and game-changing funding.Having said that, he also knows that it's not just about the money, but a collective effort and commitment that will ultimately make a difference.

"Everyone is trying to find the right conversation and solutions," Cardwell said, "But in the end, you've got to build things and you've got to pay for services, but it starts with everyone understanding their role. "I'm very encouraged about the conversations I'm having both at the city and county level."


Pictures of clouds

Beautiful clouds in Washington County last week.

Benefits Resources

Do you know or work with Oregonians who are considering college or additional workforce training?

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The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) request your partnership in encouraging Oregonians to turn in the key financial aid forms that are used for most public and much private aid: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).

There is still time to apply and take advantage of financial assistance that can make postsecondary dreams possible and affordable. Completion of the FAFSA or ORSAA is free and keeps options open for accessing and using aid at any point in the upcoming academic year. 

Below are some tips and tools to help you to encourage FAFSA or ORSAA completion across your communities:

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

  • HECC: Office of Student Access and Completion,
  • ODE:


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2021 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (Jan. 1 through Mar. 31)

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period continues until March 31. If you take advantage of this open enrollment period, you will have coverage that starts the first day of the month after you enroll. You must have an existing Medicare Advantage plan on Jan. 1 to use this enrollment period.

During this time, if you already have a Medicare Advantage plan, you can:

  • Change to a different Medicare Advantage plan, either with or without drug coverage 
  • Enroll in a stand-alone Part D (prescription drug) plan, which returns the beneficiary to Original Medicare

NOTE: Signing up for Part D prescription drug coverage is not guaranteed unless you were already in a Medicare Advantage plan on Jan. 1. You can make only one change during this enrollment period and can not change from one stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan to another stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan.

If you need to switch Medicare Advantage plans you can get help by calling 800-722-4134 (toll-free) or find local help using the locator tool at SHIBA counselors provide objective options counseling using the Medicare plan finder tool at The 2021 Oregon Guide to Medicare Insurance Plans can be found at To order a print version, contact SHIBA by phone at 800-722-4134 (toll-free) or email at

Wildfire Recovery


Lincoln City: FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Site Opens

SALEM, Ore – FEMA has begun moving Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) onto a newly constructed site in Lincoln City that will provide temporary housing to qualified Lincoln County wildfire survivors and their families.

In addition to Lincoln County, FEMA’s Direct Housing mission is providing temporary housing for qualified disaster survivors in Jackson, Lane, Linn and Marion Counties in sites like the one in Lincoln County. Housing units are chosen by FEMA based on the survivor family composition and needs, as well as to ensure that requirements for access or functional needs are met.

To date, 106 survivors and their families have been licensed-in to temporary housing units from FEMA. These units are placed in established RV parks or in FEMA constructed group sites.

Currently, 264 qualified families are scheduled to receive FEMA Direct Temporary Housing in the five counties. The current number of qualified families fluctuates as survivors have located alternate temporary or permanent housing on their own.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a Relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their assigned number for that service. They should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish)

Disaster survivors affected by the Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds can also get personalized mitigation advice to repair and rebuild safer and stronger from a FEMA Mitigation Specialist. For information on how to rebuild safer and stronger or to inquire as to your new flood risk following a fire near you, email, a FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialist will respond survivor inquiries. When rebuilding check with your local building official and floodplain administrator for guidance.


Wildfire Recovery Resources 

OEM has put together this list of contacts to help speed up the process of replacing these documents:

  • Green cards: Phone (800)-375-5283; Website:
  • Medicare cards: Phone: (800)-772-1213; (TTY) (800)-325-0778 Website:
  • Military records Phone: 866-272-6272 Website:
  • Passport Phone: 877-487-2778; (TTY) 888-874-7793 Website:
  • Social Security card Phone: 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778 Website:
  • U.S. Savings Bonds Phone: 844-284-2676 Website:
  • U.S. tax returns Phone: 800-829-1040 Website:
  • Birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership, divorce certificates Phone: 888-896-4988 Website:
  • Driver’s license, auto titles and registration, ID cards Phone: 503-945-5000 Website:
  • SNAP (Oregon Trail Card) Website:
  • State taxes (Oregon Dept. of Revenue) Phone: 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222 TTY: All relay calls are accepted. Website:
  • Real estate and property - Contact your county government.
  • Credit cards - Contact your credit card company directly.
  • Credit reports from Equifax, Experian, TransUnion Phone: 877-322-8228 Website:
  • Insurance documents - Check with your insurance agent.
  • Medical records - Call your doctor or your medical insurance company; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.

The Governor’s office has put together a Wildfire Resources page that you can access from the Governor’s home page.  It has links to many of the most important updates about the status of fires and resources for evacuees.  This website will be updated regularly.  

Legal Resources: Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Program, Oregon lawyers, through the Oregon State Bar, are partnering with FEMA and the American Red Cross to provide legal assistance on FEMA claims, contract claims, insurance claims, landlord-tenant matters and more.

The Department of Forestry’s Wildfire Response and Recovery Overview has ongoing updates about firefighting efforts, damage reports, and more.  

FEMA Updates: FEMA has provided several different Fact Sheets and resources for accessing benefits, determining eligibility and avoiding scams.

Additional Resources

Employers and Employees

Education Links

Hillsboro School District (en inglés y español) 

Forest Grove School District (en inglés y español) 

Oregon Department of Education

COVID-19 Resources for Oregon Higher Education Partners

Local Government

City of Hillsboro (en inglés, español y más idiomas) 

City of Cornelius (en inglés, español y más idiomas)

City of Forest Grove (Personal que habla español disponible en este número: (503) 992-3221)

Washington County

Utilities Assistance

Portland General Electric (en inglés y español) 

NW Natural

City of Hillsboro Utility Billing 




City of Forest Grove

Food and Housing Assistance


Oregon Food Bank

Meals on Wheels



Oregon Health Authority




Yours truly,

Representative Susan McLain

Representative Susan McLain
House District 29

email: I phone: 503-986-1429
address: 900 Court St NE, H-376, Salem, OR 97301