CENTRAL OREGON -- Oregon Housing And Community Services has awarded 8-and-a-half-million dollars to Community Action Agencies across the state. The money will help people impacted by COVID-19 to pay their rent. Kenny La Pointe at state housing says Neighbor Impact was among the agencies awarded money. He says they’ll receive almost 439-thousand dollars. LaPointe says people who need help with rent should contact Neighbor Impact to find out about the documentation they’ll need to access the program. He says after the renter files a claim, the landlord is paid directly with the state money set aside for the program.