Oregon Legislature Extends Eviction Moratorium Until September 30th, 2022

On December 13th, 2021, Oregon Legislature passed in the Second special session an extension to the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment for tenants who have applied for emergency rental assistance. The housing policy bill, known as Senate Bill 891, was the reason the Governor called the special session.

In this bill, tenants that apply for rental assistance and provide documentation to their landlord before June 30th, 2022, will have a safe harbor from eviction until September 30th, 2022, or until their application is cancelled or denied. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will prioritize those that applied before December 1st, 2021, and cancel applications of tenants that are not responding to their requests. OHCS is required to notify the landlord if a tenant is denied, or an application is cancelled.

Additionally, in this bill is the extension of the requirement for a 10-Day or 14-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate for Nonpayment of Rent until Sept 30th, 2022. Landlords must send an updated version of the tenant protection letter with these nonpayment notices served after the date that SB 891 is signed into law by the Governor.

In another bill, Senate Bill 5561 is the budget companion bill to SB 891 which allocates $100 million to OHCS for rental assistance. $5 million was allocated to administrative costs to speed up the processing of rental assistance applications, and $10 million was added to the Landlord Guarantee Fund for landlords to recover lost funds due to canceled, denied or unprocessed rental assistance applications. Another $100 million was allocated for longer term rental assistance programs to be distributed through other local agencies.

SB282 - Extention to 2 28 2022.pdf

Notice of Eviction Protection and Declaration Of Financial Hardship 

By: Brian Cox, Attorney Eugene, OR 541-683-7151



State of Oregon: Economic analysis - Rent stabilization

Per SB 608 (2019)​, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis is responsible for calculating and publishing, by September 30 of each year, the maximum annual rent increase percentage allowed by statute (ORS 90.323 or ORS 90.600​) for the following calendar year. Per SB 608, OEA calculates this amount as 7% plus the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as most recently published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.​

The allowable rent increase percentage for the 2021 calendar year is 9.2%. Click the yellow box below for more detailed information. ​

Maximum annual rent increase, 2021 ​

​​​OEA will publish the maximum annual rent increase for 2021 by Sept. 30, 2020. That exact calculation will be the percent change from the CPI average for the September 2019 to August 2020 time period (most recent year), compared to the September 2018 to August 2019 time period (previous year), plus 7%.

Check out their website at: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis


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