Library Address & Hours:
Linn County Law Library
304 Broadalbin Street SW
PO Box 100
Albany, OR. 97321
PRIMARILY RESERVED FOR EVICTION PREVENTION ASSISTANCE.
A Legal presentation pertaining to landlord/tenant
law & eviction issues in Oregon is scheduled for September 10th,
2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, located
at 2450 14th
Ave SE, Albany, OR, 97322. (This project was made
possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through
the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State
Library of Oregon.) See Evictions: Frequently Asked
the Eviction Clinic Brochure for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I be
evicted if I don’t pay my rent? To
be covered by the eviction moratorium, you must provide a written declaration form that you meet
the CDC requirements to your landlord. Be sure to retain a
copy of your signed declaration and evidence that you provided it to your
landlord. For additional information, contact the US Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) at (800) 569-4287 or go to https://www.hudexchange.info/pro-
grams/housing-counseling/rental-eviction/ to get contact information for a
local housing counselor.
What is the Oregon Rental Eviction
The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program
(OERAP) helps renters get the support they need to avoid utility shutoff
or eviction. The program is administered by the Oregon Housing Community
Services (OHCS) and its subgrantees. To find
out if you’re eligible, please visit https://oerap.oregon.gov/orera/.
What are the COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant Policy Changes?
(Click on this link)
What is House Bill 44401? House Bill 4401 extends
prohibitions of terminations without cause, and the emergency period and
repayment date for nonpayment by tenants declaring financial hardships
until June 30, 2021. You can reference House Bill 4401 here.
What is Senate Bill 282? Senate Bill 282 protects renters from the credit
damages resulting from not making their rental payments during the
Pandemic. This means that tenants who struggled during COVID-19 won’t be
penalized for what happened to them during the difficult times of the
Pandemic era. See Senate Bill 282 for additional information.
a landlord and a tenant work out a
payment plan to cover back rent? Yes, a tenant and their
landlord can negotiate a plan but a tenant is not required to enter into any kind of payment plan.
A tenant is only required to tell the landlord that they plan on paying
back rent during the six-month grace period, and to pay back all of the
rent that’s owed on or before March 31, 2021.
Is a landlord allowed to give a
tenant a notice saying that the tenant owes rent? Yes. However, the landlord is not
allowed to say that he or she intends to evict for nonpayment of the rent
that’s owed until after December 31, 2020.
Can a landlord give me a notice of
termination for cause, or file for eviction based on a notice for cause? Yes. The new law only covers evictions
for nonpayment of rent or no cause terminations. A landlord is still
allowed to give a tenant a notice based on a violation of the rental
What can I do if the landlord
violates the new law? You
can notify the landlord in writing that you think they are violating the
law. You may also contact Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) or
the Oregon State Bar Referral Service for assistance.
can I find more information for low-income tenants? OregonLawHelp.org provides
information for tenants including Oregon renter’s rights and protections
How can the Linn County
Eviction Prevention Clinic help me? The Linn County
Eviction Prevention Clinic WILL
NOT provide utility or rental financial assistance for tenants, but
will provide them with referrals to other organizations that may assist
low-income renters struggling to pay rent or facing eviction due to
discrimination or some other factor. The clinic is designed to serve as a
referral service for tenants facing eviction and to assist them with
locating and completing applications for rental/utility assistance (OERAP) or other public assistance program(s).
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