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Gov. Brown issues order to stop residential evictions

Under the governor's emergency powers, the order places a temporary hold throughout Oregon on law enforcement actions relating to residential evictions for not paying rent.

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 1:24 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 6:34 PM

SALEM, Ore. --- Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-11, placing a temporary ban on residential evictions for nonpayment during the COVID-19 crisis. The order is effective for 90 days.

“Through no fault of their own, many Oregonians have lost jobs, closed businesses, and found themselves without a source of income to pay rent and other housing costs during this coronavirus outbreak,” said Governor Brown. “The last thing we need to do during this crisis is turn out more Oregonians struggling to make ends meet from their homes and onto the streets.

Under the governor's emergency powers, the order places a temporary hold throughout Oregon on law enforcement actions relating to residential evictions for not paying rent.

Recognizing that landlords and property owners face their own costs if tenants are not able to pay rent, the governor and her Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council are engaging lenders to find potential solutions and are exploring various state and federal policy options that might be available to provide assistance to borrowers or other options for relief.

Oregon Housing and Community Services and the Department of Consumer and Business Services are also pursuing relief options at the direction of the governor.

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