Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Legislature extend protection during COVID-19
SALEM – On June 26, the Oregon legislature voted to pass HB 4213, which extended the ban on evictions for both residential and commercial properties until September 30th and allowed 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.
On August 31, Governor Brown extended protections from foreclosure for Oregon homeowners and business owners through executive action, until December 31. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium on foreclosures, as allowed by that legislation. In a Special Session on December 21, the legislature voted on an emergency bill to extend the state’s moratorium on residential evictions until June 30, 2021.
“Every Oregonian deserves a warm, dry, safe, affordable, and accessible place to call home,” said Governor Brown. “That’s especially true during a pandemic, when physical distancing and limiting trips away from home are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Extending the moratorium on foreclosures will ensure that more Oregonians do not lose their homes this year, and that businesses can continue to provide vital goods and services to our communities.”