SALEM, Ore. – People who have struggled with rent during the COVID-19 pandemic now have a little longer to make their payments.
Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 282 on Wednesday, extending the repayment period to Feb. 28 next year. This applies to rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and June 30 this year.
“Everyone deserves a warm, safe, dry place to call home––and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been particularly critical that Oregonians be able to stay in their homes,” said Brown.
Starting today, Oregonians can apply for rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) to help pay both current and past due rent. More than $200 million is available through the program.
The state’s eviction moratorium expires July 1.