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Rent moratorium coming to end; help available

 

June 23, 2021



Renters must pay their July rent to avoid facing eviction, announced Gov. Kate Brown at a June 11 press conference, but financial assistance is available.

Under authority given to her as governor, Brown issued an executive order last year to impose a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment. That moratorium ends June 30.

“This means that renters must pay their July rent, or their landlords can evict them for nonpayment,” she said.

Oregonians who lost jobs and fell behind on their rent during the pandemic may apply for rental assistance at OregonRentalAssistance.org while funds are available.

Renters have until Feb. 28, 2022 to pay back rent accrued from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. By March 2022, renters can be evicted for nonpayment of back rent.

For homeowners, the Oregon Mortgage Foreclosure moratorium has been extended to Sept. 30, 2021.

“This is vital protection that the legislature has provided to Ore-gon’s homeowners as we continue to rebound from the economic impacts of the pandemic,” Brown said.

 
 

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