Governor Brown signs order to stop residential evictions for 90 days

Oregon gov. COVID-19 order

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed an order to stop residential evictions for nonpayments for the next 90 days due to COVID-19.

“Through no fault of their own, many Oregonians have lost jobs, closed businesses, and found themselves without a source of income to pay rent and other housing costs during this coronavirus outbreak,” said Governor Brown. “The last thing we need to do during this crisis is turn out more Oregonians struggling to make ends meet from their homes and onto the streets.”

The hold also stops authorities from taking action relating to evictions.

Brown’s office and the Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council are working to contact lenders to find potential solutions regarding relief options.

The order includes expanding shelter capacity, looking for other shelter options for the homeless who have to be isolated, rental assistance and expansion of federal eviction moratoriums, and homeowner foreclosure avoidance.