View the June 24 presentation below for guidance on the current state of Oregon housing law during the COVID-19 pandemic, including evictions, moratoriums and important pending deadlines.
Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:
Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.
Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.
The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.
Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.
Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)
Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord's guest policy allows.
The foreclosure freeze for homeowners ends December 31, 2021.
Learn more at the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation.
The following links are designed to help answer some of your questions about landlord and tenant law. The information provided here does not cover every situation and should not be used as a substitute for specific legal advice. Please also note that there have been many recent changes to this area of law in Oregon, and several of the topics are currently under review by our lawyer volunteers. There may also be temporary Covid-specific changes that impact your rights and responsibilities. Please visit our Covid updates for more information.