As of August 27, 2021: Due to a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, everyone in Oregon is required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces and most outdoor settings.

Food, housing and health care

Housing

EVICTION MORATORIUM FOR RENTERS HAS EXPIRED
The statewide eviction moratorium signed by Governor Kate Brown and put in place in early 2020 to provide relief to renters who lost their job or income because of COVID-19 ended on June 30, 2021. As of July 1, renters need to pay rent each month to avoid being evicted. For renters who owe rent they didn’t pay between April 1 and June 30, 2021, those debts will be due on February 28, 2022.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
If you need help with rent or utilities, apply now for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP). OERAP can help pause an eviction and help you stay in your home a while longer. If you apply for rental assistance and provide documentation to your landlord, this will pause evictions for 60 days from the time your landlord received documentation (90 days in Multnomah County).

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program is accepting applications. This program is offered to all eligible renters regardless of immigration status and does not impact eligibility for other federally funded programs like food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, social security, WIC or public housing.

The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program website provides a variety of materials including videos about the program, downloadable tenant checklists and other helpful documents, including how to notify your landlord that you’ve applied for assistance. Assistance provided is not a loan. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers. If you fear you may fall behind, don’t wait – apply today! Learn more at http://www.oregonrentalassistance.org

If you need immediate housing help visit 211info.org or call 2-1-1.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program cannot provide legal advice. If you have received an eviction notice, talk with a lawyer as soon as you can. Free or low-cost legal services are available:

If you live in Multnomah County, visit www.OregonRentersRights.org to learn more about the Multnomah County eviction moratorium.

The Oregon Law Center has more information in English here with more languages coming soon.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon guidance on COVID-19 emergency protections

Community Alliance of Tenants (English & Spanish)

Renter’s Rights Hotline (available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m.) 503-288-0130 / hotline@oregoncat.org.