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Fix-It Fair Online Resource Guide

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Home Repair and Utilities

Energy

Community Energy Project
Maintain a healthier home, control utility costs and conserve resources.

  • Home weatherization workshops and in-home services for income-qualified households.
  • Lead poisoning prevention workshops help protect your family from hazards.

503-284-6827 | www.communityenergyproject.org

Energy Trust of Oregon
Get a home energy review, and learn about tax credits and cash incentives for improving your home energy efficiency.
1-866-ENTRUST | www.energytrust.org

Green Power Oregon (PGE’s Renewable Energy Program)
Source 100 percent of your energy from renewable sources.
503-228-6322 | www.greenpoweroregon.com

Multnomah County Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Get assistance with energy bills for income-eligible households.
503-988-6295 | www.multco.us/dchs-community-services/low-income-energy-assistance-programoregon-energy-assistance

Multnomah County Weatherization
Find insulation, electrical, furnace and plumbing installation and repair services for income-eligible households.
503-988-6295, ext. 22312 | www.multco.us/dchs-community-services/weatherization

NW Natural Smart Energy
Find free and reduced-cost weatherization programs for income-eligible households, and resources to reduce and offset carbon emissions from use of natural gas.
503-226-4211 | www.nwnatural.com/Residential/SmartEnergy

Oregon Department of Energy
Get state tax credits and cash rebates for improving your home energy efficiency.

  • Oregon Residential Tax Credit applies to purchasing energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and solar photovoltaic and water heating systems.
  • Home Oil Weatherization Program offers cash rebates for weatherization improvements to your oil, wood, propane or butane-heated home.

503-378-4040 | www.oregon.gov/ENERGY

Oregon HEAT
Access emergency assistance for paying energy bills. Learn how to save energy and recycle oil.
503-612-6300 | www.oregonheat.org

Pacific Power Blue Sky
Receive incentives when you choose renewable energy.
888-221-7070 | www.pacificpower.net/bluesky

Solar Oregon
Acquire information and resources for solar energy systems, including incentive programs, workshops and home tours.
503-231-5662 | www.solaroregon.org

Water

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Get information about waste water collection and treatment, sewer installation, stormwater management, water quality protection and watershed planning.
503-823-7740 | www.portlandoregon.gov/bes

City of Portland Water Bureau
Receive information on water quality, water treatment and hydroelectric power. Get free devices for leak detection and indoor/outdoor water conservation, and bill assistance for income-eligible households.
503-823-7404 | www.portlandoregon.gov/water

Garbage and Recycling

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Get answers about residential garbage, recycling and composting.
503-823-7202 | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/carts 

Metro Recycling and Waste Reduction
Find information about transfer station locations, rates, hours, where to recycle non-curbside items and how to properly dispose of non-recyclables.
503-234-3000 | www.oregonmetro.gov

Phone and Internet

CUB Connects
Compare plan options and rates.
1-855-892-4314 | cubconnects.org/

Repair

City of Portland Bureau of Development Services
Inquire about permits, inspections, land use and zoning for residential and commercial properties.
503-823-7300 | www.portlandoregon.gov/bds

Metro Recycled Paint
Purchase interior or exterior recycled paint at Metro’s retail store, and learn how to correctly dispose of paints.
503-234-3000  | www.oregonmetro.gov/paint

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (OCCB)
Learn rules and regulations for construction contractors and get dispute resolution.
503-378-4621 | www.oregon.gov/CCB

REACH Community Development — Community Builders Program
Get free, bilingual home repair services for low-income seniors and/or disabled homeowners.
503-231-0682, ext. 142 or en español 503-808-7088 | www.reachcdc.org

Garden

City of Portland Parks and Recreation
Discover programs for all ages at community centers, parks and natural areas, swimming pools and other recreation facilities.
503-823-PLAY (7529) | www.portlandoregon.gov/parks

Friends of Trees
Plant and care for city trees and green spaces.
503-282-8846 | www.friendsoftrees.org

Growing Gardens
Help build organic home gardens in urban back yards and schools.
503-284-8420 | www.growing-gardens.org

Metro Natural Gardening
Find information and workshops on composting, chemical-free pest/weed control and lawn care, and plant choices for the local climate. Purchase compost bins year-round at Metro's retail store on Swan Island.
503-234-3000 | www.oregonmetro.gov/garden

Health

City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Find maps and information for getting around town by foot, bike, bus or MAX.
503-823-5185 | www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Metro Household Hazardous Products
Reduce use of toxic products in your home and garden. Find out how to properly dispose of household hazardous products and paints.
503-234-3000 | www.oregonmetro.gov/saferhome

Multnomah County Environmental Health
Learn how to protect your home and health from environmental health threats, such as lead, toxic chemicals, poor air quality and more.
503-988-3400 ext. 25860 | www.multco.us/health/environmental-health

Oregon Food Bank
Find support and help low-income families alleviate hunger through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs.
503-282-0555 | www.oregonfoodbank.org

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Prepare yourself and your family for emergencies.
503-823-4375 | www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem

Housing

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
Learn renters’ rights and how to request improvements in buildings. Address unjust housing policies and practices.
503-288-0130 | www.oregoncat.org

Oregon Safe Net (Housing Connections and 211 Info)
Get resources and listings for all forms of housing. Find a place to live and other housing services and information. Locate health and human services in the Oregon and SW Washington region.
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-723-3638 | www.housingconnections.org | www.211info.org

Portland Housing Bureau
Find programs, loans and grants to rent, buy, retain and repair homes, and for lead-based paint removal.
503-823-2375 | www.portlandoregon.gov/phb

Portland Housing Center
Receive quality education, counseling and first-time home buyer financial assistance.
503-282-7744 ext. 101 | www.portlandhousingcenter.org