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Housing Solutions: Eviction Prevention / Deposit Assistance

Contact us at: 503-397-3511   or     1-800-404-3511

Community Action Team, Inc.  has very limited funding to help clients who request housing financial assistance.  We are constantly seeking funds to provide emergency assistance.  However, given the high demand for this assistance we are often without available funds.  These resources are subject to availability. Our policy is to provide financial assistance on a funding available, first come -first served basis; using criteria explained in the intake packet.

How do I apply?  Click Here for an intake packet.

You must be established in Columbia County for six months or longer.
Please call us at 503-397-3511 or 800-404-3511 if you need assistance completing the intake packet.



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Homeless Counseling


Process includes intake of prospective client, assessment of needs, provides referrals for services and offers advocacy.  Collaboration with shelter providers, homeless advocates, community service providers, and the legal community.


Rental Counseling


Preparation securing or maintaining rental housing.  Provides case management, budget counseling, referral for tenant/landlord issues and rights and responsibilities in maintaining safe and secure housing.


Rental Assistance


Varies according to need and availability of funding.  Participants must meet income guidelines.  Other conditions may apply such as proof of need, matching funds, mandatory case management.


  • Must show ability to afford rent in the future.
  • Once per year assistance

For Rental Counseling and Assistance or Homeless Counseling please contact:

503-397-3511 or 800-404-3511

or click here to email.

Transitional Housing Programs

  Transitional Housing Programs are a 12-24 month program for individuals and families who are homeless or in unstable housing.  Families are encouraged and supported in their efforts to become financially self-sufficient and to strengthen family relationships.  
Community Action Team, Inc provides Case Management services for individuals and families with children living in Columbia County.   Case managers’ help families define goals, identify resources and address barriers to stable housing.

Northwest Oregon Housing Authorities



(NOHA) 1.503.861.0119 or 1-888-887-4990

  • Section 8 Voucher

Columbia County Low Income Housing Apartments

  • Woodland Trails 503.397.4938
    • Low Income Housing
  • Crest and North Fork Apartments 503.397.4244
    • Low income Housing
  • Forest Park Apartments 503.397.4142
    • Tax Credit Property
  • Gable Park Apartments 503.397.3990
    • Tax Credit Property
  • Columbia County Women’s Resource Center 503.397.7110
  • Columbia Hill Apartments 503.397.6131
    • Senior Low Income Housing
  • Senior Victorian Apartments 503.543.6343 x 213
    • Low Income Housing
  • Sol haven Apartments 503.728.3169
    • Low Income Apartments
  • Blue Heron Apartments 503.429.6052