Renters and Owners Get New Protections through September

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Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Legislature extend protection during COVID-19

SALEM – On June 26, the Oregon legislature voted to pass HB 4213, which extends the current ban on evictions for both residential and commercial properties until September 30th. It also allows renters to pay back their owed rent until March 31, 2021 with no late fees. Landlords are also prohibited from reporting tenants to credit agencies. The new bill was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 30th.

 In addition, Gov. Brown signed HB 4204, which means until September 30th, lenders can’t initiate foreclosures against homeowners.

These bills were updates to Gov. Brown’s Executive Orders 20-13 and 20-11, which placed a 90-day moratorium on residential evictions and added protections for both residential and commercial renters.

“The moratoriums on evictions and foreclosure will go a long way to ensuring working families can stay in their homes and small businesses can continue operating amidst the pandemic,” Gov. Brown said.

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Sarah Wexler is the Director of Strategic Communications in the Office of Governor Kate Brown

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