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Oregon Legislature Extends Eviction Moratorium Until September 30th, 2022
Yesterday, December 13th, 2021, Legislature passed in the 2nd special session an extension to the moratorium on evictions for non-payment for tenants who have applied for emergency rental assistance. The housing policy bill, known as Senate Bill 891, was the reason the Governor called the special session.
In this bill, tenants that apply for rental assistance and provide documentation to their landlord before June 30th, 2022, will have a safe harbor from eviction until September 30th, 2022, or until their application is cancelled or denied. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will prioritize those that applied before December 1st, 2021, and cancel applications of tenants that are not responding to their requests. OHCS is required to notify the landlord if a tenant is denied, or an application is cancelled.
Additionally, in this bill is the extension of the requirement for a 10-day or 14-day Notice to Pay or Vacate for Non-payment of Rent until Sept 30th, 2022. Landlords must send an updated version of the tenant protection letter with these non-payment notices served after the date that SB 891 is signed into law by the Governor. The updated tenant protection letter will be available on the Oregon Rental Housing Forms Store at https://store.oregonrentalhousing.com/
In another bill, Senate Bill 5561 is the budget companion bill to SB 891 which allocates $100 million to OHCS for rental assistance. $5 million was allocated to administrative costs to speed up the processing of rental assistance applications, and $10 million was added to the Landlord Guarantee Fund for landlords to recover lost funds due to canceled, denied or unprocessed rental assistance applications. Another $100 million was allocated for longer term rental assistance programs to be distributed through other local agencies.
You can read the full bill here for SB 891: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021S2/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB891/Enrolled
You can read the full bill here for SB 5561: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021S2/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB5561/Enrolled
Legislative Director, Oregon Rental Housing Association
By: Tia Politi, ORHA President
The new Forms Manual is out this month
Welcome back – What’s new?
Cloud and Ben have been working tirelessly to drag us into the new age and I got choked up when Ben presented the new system because it was so great. When I look back over the past several months since Ben took over as ORHA Office Manager, his impact on ORHA has been astounding. In less than a year, he has taken us to a new level of efficiency and professionalism. And now Cloud has an office partner that can implement all the great ideas that have been swirling in his giant tech brain all these years. Go Team ORHA!
September Board Meeting & Leadership Dinner
Annual Rent Increase Percentage:
Housing Providers (Landlords, Owners, Property Managers),
The maximum allowable rent increase percentage for the 2023 calendar year is 14.6% (7% + CPI of 7.6%)
PRE-ORDER SALES ONLY
Hello all, the Oregon Rental Housing Association is wrapping up their 2022 – 2023 Forms Manual and is about ready to start the printing process in the coming weeks. Local Associations can start placing their bulk orders through the online Local Forms Store (knowing that the orders won’t immediately ship). Please be aware that these are pre-orders only – ORHA is advising that Local Associations gather interest from their members and then place one large order with ORHA, rather than multiple small orders.
If you’re a member of a Local Association, looking to purchase your 2022 – 2023 Forms Manual, please contact your Local Association directly (click here). The Oregon Rental Housing Association will only process bulk orders to our Local Associations and will not process direct printed sales to the consumer.
(Local Associations: Please click here for the half-page print-out to include with new purchases)
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