“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 Governor Brown. “I’d like to thank Senator Jama and Representative Fahey for their leadership and work to pass this bill, and ensure that we are helping the Oregonians who have been hardest hit by the housing and rent impacts of the pandemic. Disproportionately, those Oregonians are from Black, Indigenous, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and communities of color.
“SB 282 gives the Oregonians hardest hit by economic impacts during the pandemic more time to recover and, thanks to a historic amount of rent assistance in Oregon, we have the resources to help those families get back on stable financial footing.”
Starting today, qualified Oregonians can apply for rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) to help pay past due and current rent. Critically, Oregonians may qualify to receive assistance for current, future, and past due rent after Oregon’s eviction moratorium expires on July 1. This will allow more Oregonians to stay in their homes, while they are protected by the grace period to pay rent accrued during the pandemic.