The Oregon State Legislature approved changes to HB 4401 that will extend the state-wide eviction Moratorium to July, 2021 and adds $200 million to the rental assistance fund.
Governor Kate Brown announced a Special Legislative Session for December 21st to address Wildfire Relief, as well as COVID-19 related issues, such as the strain on Landlords and Tenants. A draft of the legislation can be found here.
Per a report by OPB over the weekend, the Oregon Legislature is considering a special session in December to extend the Eviction Moratorium through the end of June, 2021.
Similar to the extension made by Multnomah County in September, the Oregon Legislature is considering an extension to the Moratorium with a few modifications:
- Renters who wish to take part must provide a sworn statement about their financial hardship
- Back rent would be due July 1, 2021, the day after the Moratorium ends
- Landlords who pursue an eviction for non-payment would have to give 15 days notice
- There would be additional options for Landlords to evict tenants without cause, including unit conversions
- There is also talk about providing funds to Landlords to help them through this period, with an emphasis on helping smaller Landlords first
- The fund, if approved, would only provide up to 80% of unpaid rent
We are following these developments and will provide updates as they become available.