In an open letter to Metro Family NW members, Executive Director Deborah Imse wrote about a potential last minute extension to the Oregon eviction moratorium. This is contrary to the existing scheduled end to the moratorium, which is set to expire on June 30, 2021.
Here is the letter:
This coming Monday, June 14th at 1:00pm the House Rules Committee is set to consider an extension to the nonpayment of rent eviction moratorium. The bill number is SB 278, it’s a “gut and stuff” whose new language is not yet available.
This end-of-session drama is a significant change from SB 282 which was already passed and signed by Gov. Brown last month, ensuring new timelines for nonpayment of rent evictions.
Enough with broken promises. Urge these key Senators to reject SB 278 and the Legislature’s tricky and misleading attempt to further pandemic-related rules despite the facts that tenant’s past rent balances are still protected from eviction actions through February 2022, hundreds of millions of dollars are allocated for rent assistance programs, and Oregon is trending close to 70% vaccination rates thresholds which will allow Gov. Brown to lift pandemic restrictions.
As more information becomes available, we will be updating members. This weekend I encourage you to email your legislators and the following Senators to oppose these efforts to again extend Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium.
Deborah Imse, MPA
The Association Promoting Quality Rental Housing
16083 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. #105
Tigard OR 97224
Ph: 503-213-1281 Fax: 503-213-1288