The Governor also announced today that she has extended by Executive Order 21-14 Oregon’s mortgage foreclosure moratorium until September 30, 2021. House Bill 2009, recently passed by the Legislature, authorizes Governor Brown to extend the mortgage foreclosure moratorium period for homeowners, for two successive three-month periods beyond June 30.
In Senate Bill 282, the Legislature did not give similar authority to Governor Brown to extend the eviction moratorium for tenants beyond June 30. The Governor’s Office is working with the Legislature to pass a bill to give tenants who have applied for rent assistance safe harbor from eviction.
Governor Brown noted that historic amounts of rental assistance are now available in Oregon to pay current and past due rent, and urged Oregonians to apply as soon as possible:
“Housing is a basic human need, which is why I have worked with the Legislature and our congressional delegation to devote state and federal resources to ensure that Oregonians have a warm, dry, safe place to live during this pandemic.
“To the thousands of Oregonians who lost jobs and fell behind on their rent during the pandemic: Apply today for rental assistance to pay your July rent.
“Fortunately, over $200 million in federal rental assistance is available now. Apply today at OregonRentalAssistance.org.”
Original News Bulletin found here.