COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium
As of October 2021, the bulk of any COVID-19 protections for tenants are now gone. Here is what's left:
Tenant obligations that came due between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 are still within a grace period that will last through February 2022. Until March 2022, no landlord can attempt to terminate for non-payment of those amounts.
Through February 2022, any non-payment of rent termination notice must give the tenant at least 10 days to pay, rather than the typical 72-hours.
SB 282 forbids landlords from considering an applicant's eviction case, if the issue underlying the case arose between April 2020 and February 2022.
SB 282 allows tenants to expunge absolutely any eviction case as long as the issue underlying the case arose between April 2020 and February 2022.
SB 278 allows tenants a 60-day pause on any termination efforts for non-payment of rent, if the tenant applies for rent assistance and provides the landlord sufficient documentation of that application. Multnomah County expands this to 90 days.
Special protections for Multnomah County
During the COVID-19 pandemic, as of October 2021: For situations where the landlord alleges non-payment of rent, if the tenant supplies the landlord with documentation that the tenant has applied for rent assistance, the landlord must discontinue all efforts to terminate or evict for non-payment for at least 90 days following the tenant's provision of the documentation.