Oregon landlords can get aid during eviction moratorium

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s eviction moratorium was extended until June, in last month’s special session.

But aid for landlords, is something you have to apply for.

Many property owners in the area are struggling to get payments from their tenants.

There is an option for you, to receive 80% of the rent that was owed to you, paid by the state.

On top of extending the eviction moratorium, the Oregon legislature also established the Landlord Compensation Fund.

The legislature has allocated $150 million to the fund, to help landlords in emergency need.

“The biggest part of it is that its their it’s $150 million is no where near enough to pay off all the rent that’s owed in the state of Oregon by a long shot but it is plenty of money for the smaller at risk landlords that need to be addressed and helped right away,” says Ron Garcia, with the Rental Housing Alliance.

Rental Housing Alliance Oregon urges any smaller property owners to sign up if they are facing financial risk with their tenants.

To find the application, visit oregon.gov/housing assistance.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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