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Updated September 14, 2021

Oregon renters are protected from nonpayment evictions by Oregon Senate Bill 278 if they apply for rent assistance and if they provide documentation of their application to their landlords. Renters in Multnomah County who take those steps cannot be evicted for 90 days from the time documentation is provided to the landlord. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium has ended, these local protections remain in place.

Tenants should apply for rent assistance immediately.

Renters are encouraged to apply for help paying their current and back rent as soon as possible. Learn more about applying for rent assistance.

How to qualify for eviction protections

Eligible renters who live in Multnomah County may be entitled to 90 days of protection after providing their landlord with the required notice. The 90 days of additional protection start when the tenant provides documentation to their landlord of their rent assistance application. Renters can receive the appropriate documentation from the rent assistance provider they are working with.

Tenants should apply for rent assistance right away.

If you have additional questions about how and when to submit evidence of your application, please contact your rent assistance provider or Oregon Law Center, Community Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Tenants cannot be evicted for owing rent for the months of April 2020 through June 2021, and have until February 28, 2022, to pay that rent back. 

Get help with current rent and back rent

Rent relief funds are available to help tenants pay current rent, as well as back rent. Tenants are strongly encouraged to apply for rent assistance to pay their July and August rents as soon as possible.

Learn more about applying for rent assistance, or apply directly at oregonrentalassistance.org

What to do if you receive an eviction notice

If you receive a notice of eviction for nonpayment, call 2-1-1 immediately to get directly connected to information and resources about rapid-payment rent assistance that can stand as a last defense against eviction.

Renters who need legal advice can find support from community resources such as Oregon Law Center, Community Alliance of Tenants or Legal Aid Services of Oregon.