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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




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State of Oregon: Economic analysis - Rent stabilization

ATTENTION!!!

THE ALLOWABLE STATEWIDE
RENT INCREASE FOR 2022 IS: 9.9%

On September 15, the State of Oregon's Office of Economic Analysis debuted the maximum rent increase rate for 2022 to be 9.9%. SB 608 set the maximum rent increase formula to be 7% plus the West Coast Consumer Price Index, which changes every year. For 2021 the maximum increase was 9.2%.

Once SB 608 passed in February of 2019 ushering in the first in the nation statewide rent control, it mandated that the state of Oregon create a web page and update it yearly by the end of September, to display the annual maximum rent increase allowed in Oregon.  The Oregon Rent Stabilization website is:

https://www.oregon.gov/das/OEA/Pages/Rent-stabilization.aspx

Rent increases going into effect for Oregon residents in 2022 must not be more than 9.9% as set forth in the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act related to rent control. This applies statewide, including in the City of Portland. If a rental housing provider happens to increase the rent above maximum amount allowed, SB 608 specifies a penalty of 3 months’ rent, actual damages sustained by the tenant, and potential attorney fees and legal costs.

Please remember that there are limited exemptions to the rent cap for affordable housing providers and for new construction. Housing providers should not increase rent more than 9.9% without consulting with their attorneys about exemptions and how to implement.

This informational notice is not intended as legal advice. Please call your local Association Helpline if you have questions or contact an attorney for any policy change or decisions regarding residential and commercial Landlord-Tenant matters.


Check out their website at: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

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A dreamer lives there.
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TENANTS LOOKING FOR HELP?

Please contact:

Marion Polk Legal Aid Services at:  503-581-5265

Community Alliance of Tenants at:  1-503-288-0130 or go to http://oregoncat.org/

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