Fairview Business Resources Newsletter

April 15, 2021


 

Illustration 1 by Doug Brown for the Oregon Worker Relief Fund

Multnomah County was upgraded to High Risk and will remain in this category until April 22, limiting capacity at local businesses. Find out what types of activities are permitted. What else is new? We have updates on vaccines, jobs, and more:

  • Don’t know how to sign up for a vaccine? Please go to the How to Get Vaccinated section below. ¿No sabes cómo inscribirte en una vacuna? Por favor, vaya a la sección Cómo Vacunarse a continuación.
  • The City of Fairview is hiring! Read more in the We Are Hiring section below.
  • Under the Federal Aid section, we have updates, including:
    1. How to get assistance paying for a funeral service; and
    2. How to know when new small business programs are available. 

 How to Get Vaccinated (Cómo Vacunarse)

Vaccines are free and available to everyone, and the City of Fairview has a higher than average percentage of COVID cases: 792 out of 9,657 people or 8.2% of the population, compared to 4% of people statewide. Protect yourself and your family. Johnson & Johnson doses are not currently being offered, but Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still available. How do you get vaccinated? See below:

  • Learn how to get vaccinated on the State websiteHaga clic aquí para español.
  • Check your eligibility with Get Vaccinated Oregon (Landlines are not accepted.)
  • To make an appointment by phone, call 211.
  • Multnomah County can help people who: are homebound, would like to get vaccinated, and are not already connected to services through an agency: 503-988-8939.
  • Ride Connection will provide free rides to vaccine clinics for people who are 60 and older and people with disabilities who have appointments: 503-226-0700, TTY: 711. 
  • You can also make appointments directly on some retail pharmacy websites:
  1. Costco: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html
  2. Health Mart: healthmartcovidvaccine.com
  3. Safeway/Albertsons: https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
  4. Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
  5. Bi-Mart: https://www.bimart.com/pharmacy/covid-19-vaccine
  6. Rite-Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/apt-scheduler
  7. Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

We Are Hiring

Know anyone looking for work? The City of Fairview currently has four open positions: Office Assistant III, Seasonal/Temporary Public Works Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Worker II, and Engineering Manager. We post jobs on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the City Jobs page.

Community Grant Programs 

  • The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is offering free website development to Latinx business owners: info@hmccoregon.com.
  • Small business owners who have not received Federal aid could be eligible to receive $7,000 to $25,000 and workers who are not eligible for federal aid can receive help through the Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF): https://workerrelief.org or 1-888-274-7292. Leer sobre ello en español.

State Funding

There are programs that help landlords and residential/commercial renters.

  • Landlords cannot evict residential renters through June 2021. The Oregon Legislature is offering rental payment assistance programs including the Landlord Compensation Fund: hcs.lcf@oregon.gov
  • The Oregon Community Alliance of Tenants aids tenants: 503-288-0130.
  • If you can’t afford your residential rent payments, contact your local community action agency. Call 211 or text 898211 for help, or email help@211info.org. Assistance is available in many languages. Asistencia está disponible en español y otros idiomas.

Federal Aid

The Federal Government offers the Paycheck Protection ProgramEconomic Injury Disaster Loan, and more for small businesses: 

The public is not just receiving stimulus checks but also other forms of aid:

  • NEW: The U.S. Government is paying the funeral costs of those who died of COVID.
  • NEW: Individual income tax returns are not due this year until May 17, 2021. 

Grants for Small Businesses and Workers

Here are grants for small business owners, Latinx artists, Black hospitality workers, and more:

  • NEW: The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is offering relief grants to Latinx artists and arts organizations. Para obtener mas informacion sobre los subvenciones de emergencia de COVID, haga clic aquí.
  • The Small Business Relief Fund will issue $500 in matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. To get started, small businesses can sign up on GoFundMe
  • The Southern Smoke Foundation’s Emergency Relief Program aids individuals in the food and beverage industry. Apply in English or in Spanish.
  • Professional Beauty Association’s COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to beauty professionals who can’t work because of COVID-19. 
  • Radical Xchange and Another Round Another Rally are providing mental health relief to Black hospitality workers (you do not need to be a citizen). Apply in English or Spanish.

City Support 

The City of Fairview supports residents and local businesses. 

Residents and Businesses:

  • City of Fairview Payment Agreement: Payment agreements are offered in certain circumstances to extend payment deadlines on City utility bills. Business owners may qualify. Call 503-665-7929.
  • The City offers a utilities assistance list in English and Spanish, or call 503-665-7929 to request a print version.

Businesses:

  • NEW: The City of Fairview offered business and utility grants in 2020, and we have issued grant proposals to the State to try to restart both programs. 

Community Support 

There are community-based or nonprofit groups dedicated to helping residents and business owners.

Businesses:

Residents:

Learn more

For more information, contact City of Fairview COVID Relief Specialist Jillian Daley at 971-334-5344 or daleyj@ci.fairview.or.us. Hablo un poco de español.