New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends

New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Posted on 06/15/2021

Oregon’s eviction moratorium comes to an end on June 30, 2021. Under state law (SB 282), Oregonians will have until February 28, 2022 to pay back rent accumulated between April 2020 and June 2021.

 

Beginning July 1, 2021, renters must pay current rent on-time or face eviction for non-payment. Renters cannot be evicted for rent owed between April 2020 and June 2021 until after the grace period expires next February.

 

Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a renter living in Lane County.
  • Have income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income.
  • Experienced loss of income due to COVID-19 related factors or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. 

 

Pre-applications will be prioritized based on income, unemployment history and need. Pre-applications will be processed by community partners who will reach out to tenants and ask for additional information and eligibility documentation. 

 

To apply, visit www.LaneCounty.org/RENT. For assistance completing the pre-application over the phone, call (541) 682-3776.

 

If someone has applied for rent and utility assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program website they do not need to reapply.  
 

Pre-applications will also be accepted July 9–12 and August 13–16.

 

The Oregon Law Center has compiled a detailed summary of SB 282 online