Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Oregon House Bill 4401 - Rental Owner Eviction Moratorium Explained

After adopting a patchwork of eviction moratoriums, the state of Oregon adopted HB 4401 in a special legislative session. This statewide eviction moratorium took effect on December 23, 2020. Evictions for non-payment are now prohibited until the end of June 2021. All back rent is also due at that time. 

Ball Janik Partner Ciarian Connelly is featured in this video. Runtime is 29:15. 

HB 4401 allocated $150 million for landlords (with priority to owners of fewer units). An online application will be required and the rental owner will be required to forgive 20% of rent in exchange for 80% reimbursement of the tenant's obligations. (Note: this online application portal has not been made available as of February 9th.)

Evictions for cause are still allowed. As are evictions for renovation, demolishing, a unit, or needing it vacated for yourself or a family member to occupy it. Sufficient legal notice is required in all those cases.

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