Eviction Protections

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Information about eviction protections

Oregon’s statewide eviction moratorium expired on June 30, 2021, and is no longer active. Effective July 1, 2021, tenants must pay current and future rent. 

However, protections are in place for nonpayment evictions to renters who apply for rent assistance if they provide documentation of their application to their landlords. 

Tenants should apply for rent assistance right away.

More information on the current protections can be found here.

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

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

How to qualify for new eviction protections 

There are protection from eviction to renters who apply for rent assistance if they provide documentation to their landlord of their application of rental assistance. Protection from eviction lasts for the duration of time an application for rent assistance is being processed (or up until September 30, 2022). Tenants must 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 is sooner.

Tenants should apply for rent assistance right away.

If you have additional questions about how and when to submit evidence of your application, please contact your 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.