In December, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4401, which extends the eviction moratorium on non-payment of rent to July 1, 2021. This means that with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for non-payment without cause until July of 2021. Tenants must file a form with their landlord to qualify for the protections.
Multnomah County also voted to extend the current state of emergency, which extends the moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent and provides for a six-month repayment grace period for back rent owed.
Helping those most impacted by the COVID economic downturn access resources necessary to help them achieve economic stability and advancement is critical to our efforts to train and place people into self-sufficient careers. Recognizing the importance of social safety nets to a participant's success in completing job training and obtaining employment, Worksystems has been working to align workforce development with other systems such as housing, childcare, food security and economic development. The announcement of an extension to the eviction moratorium is welcome news to so many of our customers and can help give them the time they need to get back on their feet.