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Renters in Portland who are served a no-cause eviction or encounter any of the triggering events may have the right to be paid relocation assistance from their landlord. Landlords must notify RSO of the payment. For eligible exemptions, see the Administrative Rules.
The Rental Services Office operates a helpline and provides on-site technical assistance and information specific to Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance. The office is a resource for both landlords and renters.
Permanent administrative rules, code, and ordinances
Under specific situations outlined in the policy and the Administrative Rules, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria and administrative rules before applying.
Information on landlord-tenant policy changes due to COVID-19 for Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland.
PDF form available for statewide use. Tenants can fill out the Declaration form and give it to their landlord to avoid most evictions for non-payment of rent before June 30, 2021.
Information on mortgage relief for federal and private mortgage holders. Many links are provided to help you find the right resources. This is a good place to start.
Many banks are taking steps to accommodate affected customers through hardship programs, small business support, extended banker availability hours and other measures to address individual circumstances. View Frequently Asked Questions on this page.
Moratorium on residential evictions in Multnomah County and City of Portland on the basis of nonpayment of rent or terminations without tenant cause in addition to the statewide eviction moratorium. View Frequently Asked Questions on this page.
Relocation assistance is paid to the tenant and triggered by the specific events listed in the Administrative Rules. The landlord must notify PHB within 30 days by submitting a Notice of Relocation Payment form.
Moratorium on residential evictions in Oregon on the basis of nonpayment of rent or terminations without tenant cause. Oregon's state-wide moratorium ended June 30, 2021, however, there are still protections in place for tenants related to the pandemic.

Oregon Rent Stabilization

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On September 30 of every year, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) will publish the maximum annual rent increase percentage for the following calendar year. Find more information here.
The Rental Services Office partners with community organizations and housing educators to offer free educational classes covering a variety of landlord-tenant law topics.
Have questions about rentership policy and regulations in Portland, such as Mandatory Relocation Assistance? Contact the RSO Helpdesk. We provide general information on tenant-landlord law, renter protections, referrals to community agencies, and resources for legal help and other direct services.
Annual registration of residential rental units located in Portland is required for residential rental property owners. For most filers, the form is due April 15 each year. View the FAQ here. Download tax form Schedule R and submit it to the Portland Revenue Division.
A list of local and statewide resources for landlords and tenants. Find tools, links, and agencies you can contact for help.

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Permanent administrative rules, code, and ordinances
Join the email list for the Rental Services Office and Rental Service Commission.
Find translations of RSO materials, including brochures and webpages, in multiple languages.