PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's temporary ban on commercial and residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through Sept. 30.
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed the bill, which lawmakers approved during Oregon’s special session.
Currently, landlords can't evict anyone for not paying rent. The extension gives renters until March 31, 2021 to pay everything back without any late fees or being reported to credit agencies.
While it dramatically helps renters, many of whom haven't received unemployment benefits yet, the extension could pose issues for landlords who use tenants' rent to pay for mortgages on those properties.
Brown announced the moratorium earlier this year to help people during the height of the pandemic.