residential Eviction Moratorium

Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: Due to rapidly evolving response to COVID-19 please check this page frequently for updated information.

In response to COVID-19 the Mayor and City Council passed a moratorium on evictions in Beaverton on March 17, 2020. Shortly after, Governor Brown declared a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for 90 days. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Leases in response to COVID-19.

What does the moratorium on evictions mean?

The bullets below are courtesy of Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center that have been modified for clarity with Beaverton specific information.

Oregon Tenant Rights during COVID-19 | Derechos de inquilinos en Oregon durante COVID-19

  • It is illegal for a landlord to give you an eviction notice or a notice of violation for non-payment of rent, non-payment of fees, or non-payment of utilities between now and June 30th.
  • It is illegal for a landlord to give you a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020.
  • It is illegal for your landlord to file for an eviction based on non-payment or a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020.
  • Tell your landlord as soon as possible if you cannot pay your rent. Instructions and form letter to inform your landlord if you cannot pay your rent before that point (scroll to bottom of document). You will also need to submit proof of loss of income.
  • If you cannot pay your rent now, you will still need to pay it back eventually (June 30, 2020 for Oregonians six months after the State of Emergency expires for Beaverton residents). Check Beaverton’s Housing Services to learn more about rent assistance and other resources for those impacted by COVID-19.
  • If you live in subsidized housing, your landlord cannot give you an eviction notice based on non-payment until at least July 26, 2020. Your landlord has to give you at least a 30-day notice after July 26, 2020.

Hotline Contact Information

If you would like more information about the Residential Moratorium on Evictions the City of Beaverton is staffing a phone hotline 503-629-6427 and email account to respond to questions, with a commitment to maintaining a 24 hour response time for calls received M-F. The phone hotline will offer information in English and Spanish and responses in multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese. The email hotline will offer information and responses in Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

Please note, city staff are able to provide information only. For additional resources, city staff will refer contacts to partner organizations for other needed follow up.