State's relief fund for Black Oregonians suspends operations

The state's new $62 million relief fund for Black Oregonians will stop allocating grants while legal challenges against it continue.

Posted: Dec 18, 2020 9:19 AM

The state's new $62 million relief fund for Black Oregonians will stop allocating grants and deposit the remaining $8.8 million with a federal court while legal challenges against it continue.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Cares Fund agreed to deposit its money with the court Thursday after plaintiffs challenged the fund's constitutionality.

Plaintiffs also asked U.S. Judge Karin Immergut to issue a preliminary injunction or restraining order to stop the fund from distributing money on the basis of race.

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