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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

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

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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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On Monday, December 13, 2021, Oregon passed Senate Bill 891 which strengthened protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for those tenants who have applied for rent assistance. Senate Bill 891 expands the safe harbor period from 60 days to the entire duration the emergency rent assistance application is pending. The new safe harbor protections are in place through June 30, 2022. If the tenant has applied for emergency rent assistance and provided documentation, the landlord cannot serve a termination notice for nonpayment or engage in an eviction court cause while the application is pending. 

For more information on COVID related eviction protections, please view our FAQ on the Oregon Eviction Moratorium.