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Oregon Governor Kate Brown Issues New Residential Eviction Ban

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown established a new moratorium preventing residential evictions for non-payment and other no-cause evictions between September 30 and December 31, 2020. The decision to extend the ban was made in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread devastation caused by wildfires.

Governor Brown says, “Keeping economically vulnerable Oregonians in their homes has been critical to the State’s COVID-19 response throughout this pandemic. Having a safe and stable home allows individuals to practice effective physical distancing, helps facilitate quarantine and isolation, and helps to prevent families and individuals from being displaced from their homes into more crowded multifamily or congregate living conditions, where the virus can spread more easily.”

The residential eviction ban, originally issued on April 1, was set to expire on September 30.

The state says the latest order establishes a new, temporary residential eviction moratorium through the end of the year, due to the urgent need to prevent a wave of evictions during simultaneous wildfire and pandemic emergency response and recovery efforts.

Read more at Governor Brown’s Executive Order

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