New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Oregon’s eviction moratorium comes to an end on June 30, 2021. Under state law (SB 282), Oregonians will have until February 28, 2022 to pay back rent accumulated between April 2020 and June 2021.
Beginning July 1, 2021, renters must pay current rent on-time or face eviction for non-payment. Renters cannot be evicted for rent owed between April 2020 and June 2021 until after the grace period expires next February.
Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- I am a renter within Lane County
- I have lost income or had increased expenses related to COVID-19
- I am behind on my rent or utilities or need help to pay these next month
- My income before taxes is at or below:
|Number of People in My Household||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Maximum Monthly Income||$3,325||$3,800||$4,275||$4,746||$5,129||$5,508|
Anyone meeting these requirements is encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be asked about their citizenship, nor will they be required to show proof of citizenship.
To apply, visit www.LaneCounty.org/RENT. For assistance completing the pre-application over the phone, call (541) 682-3776. If someone has applied for rent and utility assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program website they do not need to reapply.
Pre-applications will also be accepted July 9–12 and August 13–16. The Oregon Law Center has compiled a detailed summary of SB 282 online.