Together we are one

Bridge-Pamoja works to strengthen the bonds between individuals of the African Diaspora and Africa, elevate our collective voice, and increase awareness of – and access to – resources that help address the unique needs of our community from a faith perspective.
Bridge-Pamoja works to strengthen the bonds between individuals of the African Diaspora and Africa, elevate our collective voice, and increase awareness of – and access to – resources that help address the unique needs of our community from a faith perspective.

What we do

“Unfortunately, it is very rare that Pastors from various traditions organize into working coalitions for the betterment of the faith community and community at large. Faith leaders easily unite for special events but often neglect the need for ongoing cooperation and collaboration. This is why the Coalition of African American Pastors is such an inspiring organization and why I have been so impressed with their programs. If more cities enjoyed this level of coordinated church leadership, Black communities would be more capable of closing gaps, addressing needs and solving problems that seem intractable.  Portland is blessed to have such a group of committed leaders.” – Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., CEO, DBS Solutions

Program Eligibility

Household Assistance Program (CVHAP)

All criteria must be met for CARES CRF eligibility. If you meet these criteria, click the link below to start your application

COVID Rent Relief Program (CVRRP)

All criteria must be met for CARES CRF eligibility. If you meet these criteria, click the link below to start your application

*COVID-19 Impact

*Area Median Income

80% Area Median Income Guidelines
Family Size 80% Median Family Size 80% Median
1 $51,600 5 $79,600
2 $58,960 6 $85,520
3 $66,320 7 $91,440
4 $73,680 8 $97,280