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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Half way through Week 8 and things are very busy!  We've been keeping up with hearings, meetings, floor sessions, and constituent emails - keep those letters coming!  We had our first Floor votes this week as well.  There have been many important updates this week having to do with everything from the vaccine rollout to House legislative priorities to new benefits information. Be sure to read all about them below.

Monday's Floor Session

Monday at the Capitol: First votes on the House floor!  Spreading out in the gallery for safety.

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

Aquí están las instrucciones


Redistricting Committee - "Virtual Roadshow Meetings"

Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing United State House of Representatives (Congressional) and Oregon State Senate and State House of Representatives (Legislative) district boundaries to account for changes in population

There will be one more upcoming meeting held (virtually) on redistricting and Congressional District 1 (of which House District 29 is a part of), that you can participate in.

The meeting date is as follows (with link to the agendas below):

These hearings are required to be scheduled prior to the preparation of draft legislative and congressional redistricting maps. There are also plans for additional “virtual roadshow” meetings after proposed maps have been completed.

Visit the Oregon State Legislature’s redistricting webpage.

Bill Highlights

As you will read in the section below, legislative leaders have released the 2021 Session Housing Priorities list.  Here are summaries from several of the bills mentioned in the plan.

House Bill 2006 - Emergency Siting and Expedited Siting

This bill defines and expands the definition of “emergency shelter.”  It expands the description of transitional housing accommodations to include motor-vehicle camping, and removes the three-vehicle limit on motor-vehicle camping on religious institution properties.  It expands uses of the Emergency Housing Account to include developing technical assistance regarding emergency shelters or transitional housing accommodations.  It also authorizes the Housing and Community Services Department to use the Emergency Housing Account to fund grants and technical assistance for organizations to develop or operate low-barrier emergency shelters, develop supportive facilities or provide rapid rehousing services and support. 

House Bill 2417 - Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams

This bill would require the Department of Human Services to administer a program that would provide matching grants to cities or counties to operate mobile crisis intervention teams.

House Bill 2009 - Foreclosure Moratorium Extension

This bill establishes temporary limitations on lenders' remedies for borrowers' failures to make payments on obligations secured by mortgages, trust deeds, or land sale contracts for certain real properties.

House Bill 2842 - Healthy Homes Program

This bill establishes a Healthy Homes Program within the Oregon Health Authority.  The program would provide grants to entities to provide financial assistance to low-income households and landlords.  It establishes the Healthy Homes Repair Fund.  It also establishes the Interagency Task Force on Healthy Homes.

House Bill 2163 - Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Pilot

This bill establishes a long-term rental assistance program in the Housing and Community Services Department.  It requires the department to report on the program to the Oregon Housing Stability Council by December 31 of even years.  It also establishes a Rental Assistance Fund to fund the program. 


From Salem

Legislative Leaders Release 2021 Session Housing Priorities

Proposal includes $535 million in new state investments for increasing affordable housing, addressing homelessness, and supporting homeownership

SALEM – House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) and housing committee chairs Senator Kayse Jama (D-Portland) and Representative Julie Fahey (D-Eugene) today released their housing priorities for the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session, focusing on bills and investments to increase the state’s supply of affordable housing, support communities helping Oregonians who are experiencing homelessness, prevent evictions and foreclosures, and reduce housing disparities for communities of color.

The leaders are requesting $535 million to invest in new and existing housing-related programs. In addition to supporting key policy initiatives, the funding would help support affordable housing construction and preservation, develop low-barrier shelters and navigation centers, increase racial equity in homeownership and more.

Last December during its third special session, the Legislature passed House Bill 4401 to ensure renters across the state cannot be evicted through June 30, 2021, if they cannot pay their rent due to impacts of the pandemic. They also established a $150 million fund to assist small landlords cover overdue rent payments, which went live last month. While the leaders are encouraged to see the additional investments in rent relief in the latest federal package Congress passed, there is still a need to invest state dollars to address the housing crisis.

In addition to expanding programs that have been working, the leaders are also committed to streamlining land use processes that impede the development of affordable housing, doing more to help lower-income Oregonians and people of color own and repair their homes, and make sure our current systems of support are functioning fairly and effectively.


Housing Bills proposed.


GOVERNOR BROWN PROPOSES $250 million investment in Summer Learning and Childcare

Oregon students and parents have sacrificed a lot this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, helping our state achieve among the lowest infection rates in the country. Now, as more and more Oregonians are receiving the vaccine, legislative leaders and Governor Brown have released a $325 million Summer Learning and Child Care funding plan to help students and children learn, thrive, and enjoy this summer.

The funding proposal, which will have a public hearing the week of March 15, would fund a variety of summer education programs and child care services, including:

  • Academic and enrichment programs for students of all ages;
  • High school credit recovery for students who have fallen behind during distance learning;
  • Wraparound child care support, including nutritional services, for K-8 students;
  • Early learning programs;
  • Enrichment programs, such as day camps and park programs.

More details on the funding program can be found here.

Oregon students deserve to have a well-rounded educational experience. After a year of distance learning, these programs will give students the opportunity to heal and reestablish connections with their peers that are critical to their development as emotionally healthy adults.

Additionally, these programs will serve to improve equity in the Oregon education system. These grants will prioritize low-income households and school districts will be asked to partner with culturally-specific community organizations to ensure students from all backgrounds are able to take advantage of these programs.

For more information:



Summer Learning plan


Governor Kate Brown Proclaims March 11 as ShakeAlert Day in Oregon

Earthquake early warning system now available to Oregonians

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today proclaimed March 11 as ShakeAlert Day, in recognition of the activation of the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in Oregon, and the day that coincides with the 10th anniversary of the magnitude 9.1 Great Tohoku, Japan earthquake. Alerting is now available directly to individual wireless devices in Oregon. The Governor’s proclamation encourages all Oregonians to join in the observance.

Operated in Oregon by the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, ShakeAlert uses science and technology to detect significant earthquakes quickly so that alerts can reach people before shaking arrives. Alerts are delivered to the public via Wireless Emergency Alerts (text messages) and mobile apps.

“The last 12 months have demonstrated the importance of being prepared,” said Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps. “It is up to each of us to take steps to reduce risk for ourselves and our communities. ShakeAlert provides a valuable tool to help give Oregonians the best chance to be disaster survivors – not disaster victims.”

The Governor’s 2025 resilience plan set goals for making the state more resilient, including implementing a statewide emergency warning system by 2023 that ties multi-hazard events—earthquakes, wildland fires, landslides, and floods—into one alerting and monitoring system. At the Governor’s request, the Oregon Legislature allocated funds to complete the build out of sensors and real-time data communications sufficient to allow alerting based on federal investments in ShakeAlert.

Oregonians can receive ShakeAlert notifications by enabling emergency alerts on their cell phones and by signing up through mobile apps as they become available. Oregonians should look for apps that indicate “Powered by ShakeAlert.” More information about receiving ShakeAlert notifications is available here.

To learn more about how you can prepare yourself and your family for disasters, visit OEM’s website.

To learn more about ShakeAlert visit ORShakeAlert.us.

Vaccine Updates


Getting Vaccinated in Washington County:

If you are eligible for a vaccine in Washington County here are our best tips:

For Washington County-specific information, visit:


Local pharmacies are getting about 200 doses a week but you have to schedule directly with them.  To contact each pharmacy, call them directly or visit their website at:

The Hillsboro Stadium event is a drive-thru location and you DO NOT schedule through OHA.  Schedule through the OHSU website here:


If you live in Washington County and have language barrier issues or technical problems and can't schedule online, please call: 1-833-907-3520


Governor Brown getting vaccinated.


Governor Kate Brown Issues Statement after Receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to Show it is Safe and Effective

(Scappoose, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today issued the following statement after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a nationally-recognized rural health clinic:

“There have been a number of rumors and misinformation about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine since its approval by the FDA. It was important to me to demonstrate today that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective. Plus, the fact that it’s only one dose makes it even more convenient for all Oregonians.

“Every week my office hears the question: If these vaccines are so safe, then why hasn’t Kate Brown gotten one? I want to reassure Oregonians that they should feel confident taking any of the three vaccines available to protect themselves and their loved ones.

“Oregon’s vaccination efforts have significantly expanded over the past few months. We just passed one million doses administered this week, and our teams are now administering more than 20,000 doses each day.

“I want to encourage all Oregonians to continue practicing good health and safety measures while we work to get as many people vaccinated as possible.”


Scheduling process for 65 and older updated in Portland metro area

This past weekend, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and All4Oregon successfully piloted a new process for scheduling a first COVID-19 appointment at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). 

The new process is being immediately rolled out this week after a weekend in which more than 1,800 people were able to secure vaccination appointments. This change is expected to speed up scheduling and reduce stress and anxiety. 

Here's how it works: 

Eligible older adults who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah or Washington counties who registered for a vaccine through the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool will receive an advance email from OHA indicating they will be receiving email notification from All4Oregon inviting them to make an appointment at OCC. 

That message from OHA will be followed by an email from All4Oregon that contains a unique individualized link that connects to the All4Oregon scheduling site with open dates and times for vaccines available the next week. This link will expire if not used within five days. 

OHA will allocate 15,000 vaccines a week, about 50% more vaccines, for the next three weeks to All4Oregon to vaccinate adults 65+ in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah and Washington counties. 

If you live in another part of the state and are 65 or older you can also use the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool to register for notifications and find information about vaccination events in your area. Locations and steps to get vaccinated will differ from county to county.

If you provide Get Vaccinated Oregon with your email, please check all email inbox folders, including spam, promotion and trash, in case the invitation ends up diverted to the wrong folder.


Oregon Health Authority Announces State Exemption to Federal Prioritization for Some Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Oregon Health Authority and pharmacies in Oregon providing COVID-19 vaccines confirmed today that the pharmacies in Oregon can continue to serve Oregonians age 65 years and older.

The announcement follows an exemption granted to Oregon by the U.S. President Joe Biden administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Earlier this month the administration set a goal to reopen the nation’s schools by having all educators, childcare workers and other education staff receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by the end of March.

Unlike many other states, Oregon authorized the state’s estimated 152,000 K-12 education workers, childcare providers and early learning workers to be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Jan. 25. That eligibility expanded to older adults age 80 and older beginning Feb. 8. Over the next four weeks, eligibility in Oregon expanded to other older adults. Today, older adults 65 and older in Oregon are eligible to be vaccinated statewide, including at retail pharmacies.

Five pharmacy chains in Oregon are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and receive COVID-19 vaccines at 175 locations around the state. This includes 107 Safeway/Albertsons locations, 44 Walgreens stores, 13 Costco pharmacies, eight Health Marts and three Rite-Aids.

Participating pharmacies use their own scheduling systems, which require people to be eligible under Oregon’s vaccine eligibility guidance. Appointments for vaccinations are provided as vaccines are available. Demand for vaccinations in Oregon continues to exceed available vaccine doses.

OHA appreciates the assistance provided by the CDC and our federal pharmacy partners, who are working to ensure every Oregonian can be vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Eligible Oregonians looking for appointments at a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program participant can find them at the links below:

Costco: costco.com/covid-vaccine.html

Health Mart: healthmartcovidvaccine.com 

Safeway/Albertsons: safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

Walgreens: walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19

Rite-Aid: oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Pages/vaccine-information-by-county.aspx


FEMA awards $110 million to Oregon for vaccinations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $110 million in federal funding to assist OHA and partners in operating dozens of COVID-19 vaccination centers throughout the state.

The FEMA-supported vaccination centers will be able to administer more than two million vaccines during the 90-day operational period. Timelines are still under review.

Grants for emergency protective measures are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which reimburses communities for actions taken for response and recovery from a disaster. FEMA reimbursement is paid directly to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, which then makes disbursements to the local and tribal jurisdictions and state agencies that incurred costs.


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CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

Here's the CDC's specific guidance for what fully vaccinated people can do:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing;
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure to COVID-19 if asymptomatic

The CDC said fully vaccinated people should continue to take these COVID-19 precautions:

  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
  • Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
  • Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations"



Vaccination Trends

COVID Updates

National Numbers: 

    • Confirmed Cases: 28,992,598
    • Deaths: 526,213
    • These national numbers come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  You can view their national and state by state data here.
blue shaded map of the states


Oregon Status Report: 

  • Oregon now has 158,007 total cases (confirmed and presumptive) of COVID-19. 
    • Today we have 517 new confirmed and presumptive cases, and 5 new deaths. 
    • A total of 2,303 Oregonians have died from COVID-19 (previous daily case updates from OHA here)
  • Washington County has 21,507 confirmed cases, including 218 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


Covid Daily Numbers Oregon


What to consider as spring break approaches

Spring break is nearly here. Many of us, including students, would normally be heading to the coast or out of state.

But, like last year, we are still in the pandemic – and travel, especially by plane, bus or train, increases our chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.  

Case numbers in Oregon are dropping, and vaccination rates are growing. The things we are doing right now to keep ourselves, our friends, our families and communities safe are working to reduce transmission. But we should not let down our guard.  

Though many of us may be getting the travel bug, across the country and around the world COVID-19 is still spreading. By avoiding travel and staying home, we can protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.

Check out our travel guidance as you make plans, and remember that: 

  • If you leave the state, we recommend quarantining for 14 days when you return. 
  • Your airline may require health information, testing or other documents. 
  • Local policies at your destination may require you to be tested for COVID-19.  
  • If you test positive on arrival, you may be required to isolate for a period of time. 
  • If you leave the U.S., including for Mexico, you’ll need to have a negative COVID-19 test, or documented recovery from COVID-19, before boarding a flight home. (The CDC offers more details on international travel requirements.) 


Here is what is in the Covid-19 relief bill that is heading to the President's desk

For the full article on CNN, click here.

Here's what is in the bill:

  • Stimulus checks: The bill provides direct payments worth up to $1,400 per person. Families get an additional $1,400 per child. There are restrictions based on how much you make. You can use this stimulus calculator to find out how much money you can expect to get.
  • Unemployment assistance: The bill calls for a $300 federal boost to weekly jobless payments and extending two key pandemic unemployment benefits programs through September 6.
  • State and local aid: The legislation provides $350 billion to states, local governments, territories and tribes.
  • Nutrition assistance: The package extends the 15% increase in food stamp benefits through September. It also contains $880 million for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC. It will allow states to continue the Pandemic-EBT.
  • Housing aid: The bill sends roughly $20 billion to state and local governments to help low-income households cover back rent, rent assistance and utility bills. It authorizes about $10 billion to help struggling homeowners pay their mortgages, utilities and property taxes.
  • Tax credits: The bill expands the child tax credit to $3,600 for each child under 6 and $3,000 for each child under age 18. Currently, families can receive a credit of up to $2,000 per child under age 17.
  • Paid sick and family leave: While the bill does not make this mandatory, it will continue to provide tax credits to employers who voluntarily choose to offer the benefit through October 1.
  • Education and child care: The bill provides $125 billion to public K-12 schools to help students return to the classroom, including for things like ventilation, personal protective equipment for teachers and support staff.
  • Health insurance subsidies: The package will make federal premium subsidies for Affordable Care Act policies more generous and would eliminate the maximum income cap for two years.
  • Small businesses: The bill provides $15 billion to the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program and another $7 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. It also provides $25 billion for a new grant program specifically for bars and restaurants.
  • Vaccines: $14 billion will go towards researching, developing, distributing, administering and strengthening confidence in vaccines. It will also put $47.8 billion toward things like testing and contact tracing.
  • Rural hospitals: The bill allocates $8.5 billion to help struggling rural hospitals and health care providers.

Read a more detailed breakdown here.

Benefits Updates

Expanded SNAP Eligibility for College Students 

More college students than ever are struggling with hunger and food insecurity. SNAP  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a food benefit that can help. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, recent changes to SNAP eligibility have expanded access to more college  students across the nation. College students who are eligible for work study or have an  Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0, may now be eligible for SNAP. 

Find Out More! Check out Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon's website for lots of helpful information about  SNAP benefits and the eligibility requirements for college students. 

Apply! If you think you may qualify, you should apply! You can apply online at https://one.oregon.gov/. You can also apply for other resources like medical and childcare benefits at the same time. 

When you speak with your Oregon Department of Human Services eligibility worker, you can let  them know you have a $0 EFC. If there are questions about your eligibility, you can share this  email with them. When you tell your eligibility worker why you are attending college, and how it  leads to a job upon completion of your certificate or degree, you may qualify for SNAP benefits  as a student beyond the pandemic. 

Don’t Miss Out! Just like Pell and scholarships can help you cover the costs of college, SNAP  can help you purchase the food you need and deserve while you complete college. By  accessing these important benefits to support yourself or your family, you are not taking away  resources from another student or family. The SNAP program is designed to respond to meet  the needs of all who qualify - anyone who is eligible will receive benefits. SNAP has already  helped thousands of community college students, so don’t wait. Find out more and apply! 


Business Oregon logo

Applications Now Open for Commercial Rent Relief Grants

Business Oregon is now accepting grant applications to assist small businesses that are behind on their lease payments due to impacts from COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

The program provides grants to building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants. The grants can go up to $100,000 per business tenant, but not more than $3 million for each landlord.

The program is intended to help for-profit small business tenants that have 100 or fewer employees. The agreement will include additional protections for tenants, such as 6-month non-eviction clauses for non-payment, and a waiver of penalties and interest on COVID-impacted payments. Both the business tenant and property owner will need to participate in the application process and sign the grant agreement, but the initial application needs to be completed by the landlord. 

The online application is now available on Business Oregon’s website in multiple languages. The application period will be open for two weeks, with eligible submissions chosen by a lottery system that will also ensure geographic distribution across all regions of the state.

The information needed for the initial application is minimal, it includes:

  • Landlord name and address
  • Tenant name and address
  • Tenant’s number of workers (part/full-time)
  • Tenant business classification (industry)
  • Base rent amount due, and actual paid per month

Around Washington County

Sunflowers and garden

Forest Grove taking applications for Community Enhancement Grants

*This article is from Forest Grove News Times. Click the link above to read more. 

  • Forest Grove is now taking applications for community enhancement grants.
    • The grants are funded by Metro and are designed to improve economic opportunities, neighborhood livability, public safety and more in areas near the region's garbage transfer facilities.
    • The city began accepting applications for project proposals March 1, and applications must be either completed and returned to City Hall or scanned and emailed to bmaughan@forestgrove-or.gov by 5 p.m. April 2.
    • To be eligible, a community enhancement project must be located within the Forest Grove urban growth boundary or the project must benefit individuals or programs located inside the Forest Grove urban growth boundary.

The project applicant must be one of the following:

  • A nonprofit organization, including a neighborhood association or charitable organization with nonprofit status under the Internal Revenue Service.
  • A school or institution of higher learning.
  • A local government, local government advisory committee, department or special district.
  • The project must not be used to replace any other readily available source of federal, state, local or regional funds. It cannot promote or inhibit religion and must not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation to qualify, according to a description from the city.
  • If the project is located on private land, the project application must establish a clear public benefit, and the landowner must have given permission documented at the time of application.
  • For applications, supporting documents or further information about community enhancement grants, visit forestgrove-or.gov.




Hidden Creek Community Center opens for tours, demo classes

*This article is from Hillsboro News Times. Click the link above to read more. 

For Hillsboro residents who have eagerly awaited their chance to see the city's new state-of-the-art community center, the wait is over.

  • People can now schedule tours and demo classes starting March 15 at the Hidden Creek Community Center — Hillsboro's 51,000 square-foot, two-story fitness and community facility, located across from 53rd Avenue Community Park.
  • The community center includes the first city-owned gymnasium — complete with two basketball courts — cardio rooms, weight rooms, two exercise/dance studios, multiple community rooms and an outdoor futsal court.The city also expects to build an aquatic center as an extension of the building in the future.
    • Through March, the facility will open in a limited fashion, by reservation only.
    • Tours and demo classes such as cycling, world dance, yoga, barre strength and low-impact aerobics will be free.
  • Starting April 1, officials plan to open the community center's cardio and weight rooms and gym for reservations, with a maximum of 100 people in the building, in accordance with state coronavirus restrictions.
  • People will be able to sign up for a one-month membership, called a "welcome pass," which will last through April and allow access to all group exercise classes 
    • The welcome pass will cost $12 for Hillsboro residents and $18 for non-residents. The community center will also offer one-time drop-in rates.

Wildfire Resources

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: www.uscis.gov
  • Medicare cards: Phone: (800)-772-1213; (TTY) (800)-325-0778 Website: www.medicare.gov
  • Military records Phone: 866-272-6272 Website: www.archives.gov/contact/
  • Passport Phone: 877-487-2778; (TTY) 888-874-7793 Website: travel.state.gov
  • Social Security card Phone: 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778 Website: www.ssa.gov
  • U.S. Savings Bonds Phone: 844-284-2676 Website: www.treasurydirect.gov
  • U.S. tax returns Phone: 800-829-1040 Website: www.irs.gov
  • Birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership, divorce certificates Phone: 888-896-4988 Website: www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/Birthdeathcertificates
  • Driver’s license, auto titles and registration, ID cards Phone: 503-945-5000 Website: www.oregon.gov/odot
  • SNAP (Oregon Trail Card) Website: www.oregon.gov/DHS/Assistance/Food-Benefits
  • State taxes (Oregon Dept. of Revenue) Phone: 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222 TTY: All relay calls are accepted. Website: www.oregon.gov/dor
  • 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: www.annualcreditreport.com
  • 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

Community Action.org

Oregon Food Bank

Meals on Wheels



Oregon Health Authority


Rep. McLain


Yours truly,

Representative Susan McLain

Representative Susan McLain
House District 29

email: Rep.SusanMcLain@oregonlegislature.gov I phone: 503-986-1429
address: 900 Court St NE, H-376, Salem, OR 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/mclain