residential Eviction Moratorium
Residential Eviction Moratorium COVID-19 Update July 2021
The statewide Moratorium on Evictions for nonpayment of rent and no cause evictions ended on June 30, 2021. Please read below for updated information and rental assistance resources.
The statewide Moratorium on Evictions for nonpayment of rent and no cause evictions, ended on June 30, 2021. Beginning July 1, 2021, you are required to pay your rent on time in accordance with your lease and/or rental agreement. The following information along with a video can also be found by clicking on the this link: Oregon State Bar - Landlord-Tenant Info. Information from the Oregon Law Center can be found at this link: Oregon Law Center Info.
All renters have until February 28, 2022 to pay the unpaid rent they owe from April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Tenants cannot be evicted for back rent from this time until after February 28, 2022.
Landlords cannot charge fees for unpaid rent from April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 and cannot report past due rent from this time to a consumer credit reporting agency. A tenant's unpaid rent or eviction for lack of payment from April 1, 2020 – March 1, 2022 cannot count against them in future rental applications.
60 More Days For Those Who Request Rental Assistance Help
A new Oregon law (Senate Bill 278) which was effective immediately, can be found at this link: Multifamily NW is in effect through February 28, 2022. This law requires a landlord give extra time to tenants who apply for rent assistance and show proof of application. Once tenants show proof they applied for rent assistance a landlord must hold off on the eviction process for 60 days.
Applications for help with back rent and future rent are available now at Oregon Rental Assistance.
Help With Rent
The Oregon Rental Assistance Program is accepting applications for help paying rent and utility bills. Tenants can get up to 12 months back rent and 3 months future rent paid directly to landlords and utility companies. See if you qualify and apply at https://www.oregonrentalassistance.org/ or by calling 2-1-1, or visit www.211info.org.
Home Foreclosure Freeze Extended
The freeze on foreclosures for homeowners facing loss of income due to Covid-19 is extended until September 30, 2021. You must notify your lender or servicer that you cannot make payments. More information is available at the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation.
- Ten Day Nonpayment Notices: Until February 28, 2022, termination notices for nonpayment of rent must give at least ten days to pay the rent and avoid eviction.
- CDC Order Extension: There is a Federal order by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC order”) that bars evictions of people who can truthfully submit the declaration here unless those evictions are for cause.
- Credit History Protections: Landlords may not report debts from rent, late fees, or other charges from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 to credit reporting companies.
- Eviction History Protections: Effective May 19th, 2021, when renters apply for new housing, landlords are not allowed to consider eviction judgments from April 1, 2020 to March 1, 2022.
- Non-tenant Guest Protections: Until March 1, 2022, landlords may not charge fees or terminate tenancies based on guests staying in the rental. A
Hotline Contact Information
If you would like to contact City of Beaverton staff with questions or concerns, you can call the Affordable Housing hotline at 503-629-6427 and/or email at AffordableHousingInfo@BeavertonOregon.gov. The City is not able to provide any legal advice. The hotline will offer information in English and Spanish and responses in multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese. If contacted via email, staff will provide information and responses in Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese.
Additionally, the City of Beaverton has allocated funds for rent & utility assistance for low-income residents who have impacted by COVID-19. These funds are administered by community-based organizations, details of these programs can be found at rent assistance options and additional resources.