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Housing

PROTECTIONS FOR RENTERS

Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislature have made it illegal for landlords to evict people who can’t afford their rent. This rule will last until June 30, 2021. Renters must complete, sign, and return a form to their landlord if they can’t afford their rent. By January 1st, that form will be posted on www.courts.oregon.gov. The Oregon Law Center has more information in English here with more languages coming soon.

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

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

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.

RELIEF IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD RENT.

If you can't afford rent because you’ve lost your job or wages, Oregon Housing and Community Services' COVID-19 Rent Relief Program may be able to help.

Contact your local Community Action Agency to learn how to apply for the program. If you qualify, the program will pay rent to your landlord for you.

Find more housing resources here.

HELP IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD YOUR MORTGAGE

Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) has a COVID-19 Mortgage Relief program that can help you catch up on mortgage payments and stay in your home.

Learn more about the program and apply for help here.

SUPPORT FOR BLACK HOMEOWNERS

The Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) is working with the African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH) to help if you’ve fallen behind on mortgage payments.

Learn more about the program and apply for help here.