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Albany, OR. 97321

(541) 924-6902



A Legal presentation pertaining to landlord/tenant law & eviction issues in Oregon is scheduled for September 22nd, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 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 the frequently asked questions below or the Eviction Clinic Brochure for more information.



The Eviction Prevention Clinic


The Linn County Law Library recently applied for and received a $41,000.00 grant to support the operation of an eviction prevention clinic, which will provide general assistance to people trying to locate information about Oregonís recent tenant laws and the eviction process. The eviction prevention clinic will make available forms and pamphlets regarding eviction prevention for tenants and will provide referrals to other sources of public assistance in Linn County and the greater Oregon area. The eviction prevention clinic will include presentations pertaining to evictions in Oregon by pro-bono attorneys from Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) to educate the public about the eviction process and the importance of early intervention.

Legal representation is NOT available through the Linn County Law Library. For further assistance, contact the Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) or the Community Services Consortium (CSC) upon learning about your eviction. Early intervention is critical and can literally save you from an eviction due to nonpayment of rent.

The law library has a collection of resources for tenants available including the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Documents/05-14-2021-OERAP-Paper-App-fillable.pdf. Please reference the Oregon Rental Housing Authority, and/or Oregon Housing and Community Services. You may also want to visit the LASO website at: https://oregonlawhelp.org/issues/housing or refer to OSB TV and the Eviction Lab for additional information.



Can I be evicted if I donít 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 Assistance Program? 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 youíre 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 wonít be penalized for what happened to them during the difficult times of the Pandemic era. See Senate Bill 282 for additional information.


Can 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 thatís 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 thatís 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 agreement.


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.


Where can I find more information for low-income tenants? OregonLawHelp.org provides information for tenants including Oregon renterís rights and protections during COVID-19.


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).


Local Resources & Services Online:

211 Info COVID-19 Information & Resources

CARES Funding Housing Assistance Programs

Community Services Consortium

Every Tenants Legal Guide E-Book

LBCC: Housing Information

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Linn-Benton Housing Authority

Linn-Benton Rental Housing Association

Linn County Eviction Prevention Clinic Postcard

Network for Affordable Housing

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application

Oregon Eviction Moratorium Video

Oregon.gov Landlord & Tenant Resources

Oregon Housing & Community Services Department


Recorded Videos on Evictions in Oregon:

Evictions During COVID-19: Know Your Rights 4 weeks ago

Landlord/Tenant & Eviction Issues in Oregon September 10th, 2021

New Limits to Rent Increases and No Ė Cause Evictions in Oregon

Oregon Housing Update June 2021

Oregon State Bar TV on Evictions 9-18-2019

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