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City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland launched an open data portal that tracks the impacts of the first round of federal American Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City last year. The second round of federal funding, awarded this year, was also allocated to address some of Portland's most urgent needs.

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Most downtown City facilities to reopen to the public on June 1

The City of Portland will continue offering many services virtually and will reintroduce opportunities to visit in-person too. 

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COVID-19 updates related to Garbage, Recycling and Compost service

Updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Portland's garbage, recycling and compost collection service.

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City of Portland remote employees will transition to hybrid work in 2022

More than half the City’s employees have worked remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will ask them to return to worksites at least one day per week.

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New Stronger Safe Harbor Protections From Eviction For Nonpayment While Applying for Rent Assistance

Oregon passed Senate Bill 891 which strengthened protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for those tenants who have applied for rent assistance.

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US Supreme Court Ends CDC Moratorium

Deferred rent accumulated between April 2020 and June 2021 is not due until February 28, 2022. However, landlords may now enforce eviction judgments for eviction for unpaid rent from July 2021 and onward.

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City Council will consider proposal to invest $63.6 million from American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 relief in Portland

The ordinance prioritizes houselessness response and household stabilization, small business support, community health and safety.

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Multnomah County Tenants now have 90 Day Safe Harbor from Eviction for Nonpayment while applying for Rent Assistance

Multnomah County Ordinance 1296 strengthened protection for tenants. Safe harbor extended to 90 days.

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Tenants now have 60 Day Safe Harbor from Eviction For Nonpayment while applying for Rent Assistance

Newly passed Oregon Senate Bill 278 provides additional protections for tenants while applying for rent assistance and increases funding for landlords owed past-due rent.

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Federal Eviction Moratorium Extension Until End of July

Federal Eviction Moratorium for non-payment of rent extended through July 31, 2021 for qualifying tenants

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Reopening community centers and pools – What to expect in 2021

After summer 2021, when public health guidance allows, PP&R will be excited to fully reopen community centers and pools to the public. For now, the bureau is excited to restore summer programming through the Parks Levy.

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PBOT now accepting applications for Healthy Blocks and Street Paintings for summer 2021

Applications for both programs open today with permits to be issued beginning June 1 and onward.

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Mayor Wheeler's Statement on Increased COVID-19 Restrictions

Mayor Ted Wheeler's comments on the increased COVID-19 related restrictions in effect Friday, April 30.

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News Release: Safety improvements, travel tips, and a reminder to all Portlanders as students head back to the classroom: “Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.”

PBOT’s Safe Routes to School program is supporting families as they make the transition back to in-school learning

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News Release: PBOT continues popular, free Healthy Businesses permit program for summer 2021

Findings show the Healthy Businesses program has been key to survival of Portland businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 1,000 permits issued since the program’s inception in May 2020

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The City's Response to COVID-19

Activated in March, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is tasked with the essential role of coordinating the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery activities. The Portland ECC is staffed by over 80 City employees from many bureaus. 

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Portland City Council agrees to focus on safety, housing and economy as city faces historic challenges

Shared priorities will shape the Portland City Council’s budget and policy decisions during 2021.

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News Release: City of Portland, Multnomah County join forces on COVID-19 safety public education campaign for Black, Latinx communities

Portlanders are encouraged to be COVID Safe, Portland Strong in new campaign

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COVID-19 Oregon Eviction Moratorium Extension

Oregon Eviction Moratorium extended through June 30, 2021 in certain circumstances.

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COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extension

Multnomah County Eviction Moratorium extended through July 2, 2021

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