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COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant Policy Changes

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Information on landlord-tenant policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.

Important Updates

Oregon's Eviction Moratorium ended June 30, 2021. The obligation to resume monthly rent payments resumed on July 1, 2021.

Current Renter Protections

  • Multnomah County tenants have a 90-day safe harbor from termination or eviction due to nonpayment of rent after providing documentation of their application for rent assistance to their landlord. Tenants outside Multnomah County have a 60-day safe harbor. Tenants can deliver their documentation (along with the attached cover letter) by email, text message, mail, or personal delivery. This protection will end on February 28, 2022. View FAQ.

  • Low-income tenants can apply for rental assistance in Multnomah County through one of the 40+ partner organizations. After completing an application, the tenant will automatically receive a written confirmation that they can provide as proof to their landlord.

  • The federal eviction moratorium extension through July 31, 2021 for qualifying tenants has expired.

Eviction Help

Please refer to the Oregon Eviction Moratorium FAQ for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 renter protections.


Terminations and Evictions

Frequently asked questions and answers about the eviction moratorium.

Oregon Eviction Moratorium FAQ

How to verify your jurisdiction

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For help, refer to this quick guide.


Rent Increases

Temporary amendments to the amount of rent increase that qualifies a tenant to request Relocation Assistance. Applies to rent increases, of any amount, with an effective date between September 16, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Relocation Assistance Amendment

Learn more about Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance.