If you’re struggling to pay your rent or mortgage due to COVID-19
Oregonians suffering from the economic impacts of COVID-19 are not only worried about their health, they’re also navigating how to stay afloat. As we enter a new month, we want to remind you of the support related to housing available to you during this crisis. If you are not able to make payments due to COVID-19, contact your landlord or mortgage lender. If you need help with housing resources or shelter, visit 211info.org or call 2-1-1.
- On March 22, Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide eviction moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent due to wage loss resulting from COVID-19. Her Executive Order issued on April 1 prevents a landlord from giving an eviction notice or filing an eviction lawsuit related to non-payment of rent or no-cause evictions.
Oregon Law Center has put together an easy-to-understand fact sheet.
- If you can’t afford rent because you’ve lost your job or wages, Oregon Housing and Community Services‘ COVID-19 Rent Relief Program may be able to help. Be sure to have your loss of income documented and ready to share.
- The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau created a guide to mortgage relief options related to coronavirus, and the Department of Consumer and Business Services has provided guidance to Oregon lenders.
Watch this video from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau to see if temporarily suspending mortgage payments due to COVID-19 makes sense for you:
COVID-19 resources are available for small business owners
Small business owners, employees and others dealing with the effects of COVID-19 can find information at Oregon’s Small Business Navigator. The site is a joint effort of Business Oregon, the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
Find resources in the following categories:
- financial assistance (access to federal, state and other loans)
- workforce assistance (information about unemployment benefits and insurance coverage)
- other business guidance (connections, planning, counseling, other resources)
- reopening guidance (securing or manufacturing PPE)
The Small Business Navigator Hotline is 833-604-0880.