Eviction Protections

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Updated information about eviction protections

As of Sept. 30, 2022 there are no more COVID-19 related protections, the previous eviction moratorium that existed will no longer apply. All safe harbor protections provided under Senate Bill 891 has expired. 

  • The extended renters protections that required a landlord to provide a tenant with at least a 10-day notice has also expired on September 30, 2022. Eviction notices can go back to a 3-day notice.

Previous Information: 

Oregon initiated a statewide eviction moratorium during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which expired on June 30, 2021, and is no longer active. Effective July 1, 2021, tenants were then required to pay current and future rent. 

Protections existed in place for nonpayment evictions to renters who applied for rent assistance if they provide documentation of their application to their landlords. 

Tenants were encouraged to apply for rent assistance right away.

Information on the previous existing protections can be found here.

Renters were encouraged to apply for help paying their current and back rent as soon as possible in order to be provided safe harbor protections.

Previously, until February 28, 2022, evictions could not be issued for nonpayment of back-due rent, fees, or other charges that accrued between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Landlords could not charge late fees for nonpayment of these arrears until March 2022.

Previous information on people qualified: 

There were protection from eviction to renters who applied for rent assistance if they provide documentation to their landlord of their application of rental assistance. Protection from eviction lasted for the duration of time an application for rent assistance is being processed (or up until September 30, 2022). Tenants had to give proof to their landlords as soon as possible, and no later than June 30, 2022 or at or before any first court appearance, whichever was sooner.

 

If folks had additional questions about how and when to submit evidence of application, they could contact rent assistance provider or Oregon Law CenterCommunity Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

 

What to do if you receive an eviction notice

If you receive a notice of eviction for nonpayment, call 2-1-1 immediately to get directly connected to information and resources about rapid-payment rent assistance that can stand as a last defense against eviction.

Renters who need legal advice can find support from community resources such as Oregon Law CenterCommunity Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.