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November 30, 2021 (Oregonian/Oregonlive) Oregon Governor Calls Special Session to Prevent Evictions Over the Winter

September 23, 2021, (Tacoma News Tribune) Inslee Extends Washington State Eviction Moratorium Through October

August 30, 2021, $204 Million for Oregon Renters - $174 Million Remains Undistributed

August 26, 2021, Supreme Court Ends CDC Eviction Moratorium

August 19, 2021, City of Portland Launches Eviction Legal Defense Program

August 18, 2021, Washington Governor Orders Mask Mandate Statewide

August 4, 2021, Oregon Hires Outside Help to Process Backlog of Rental Assistance Applications

August 4, 2021, The Oregonian, Agencies say Oregon's Faulty Software is Slowing Rent Assistance

July 12, 2021, Portland Tribune/KATU, Clock Ticking, Renters Waiting for Help

July 8, 2021, The Oregonian, Multnomah County Renters Have 90 Days of Eviction Protection

June 25, 2021, Willamette WeekThe Federal Eviction Moratorium Is Extended to July 31. Does This Means Oregon’s Is, Too?  (Answer: Not unless you apply.)

June 24, 2021, The Seattle Times, Inslee Extends Eviction Ban in Washington Through Sept. 30th

June 23, 2021, J.D. Supra, Oregon Passes Hopefully The Last Residential Eviction Relief Bill

May 20, 2021, Statesman Journal, New Law Gives Oregon Tenants Until 2022 to Pay Back Rent

May 13, 2021, Associated Press, Washington Governor: State on Track to Fully Reopen June 30th

May 13, 2021, KATU-TV, Oregon's mask mandate lifted for vaccinated people following CDC guidance

May 11, 2021, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon will lift most restrictions when 70% of the state has its first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

May 11, 2021, The Oregonian/Oregonlive, Oregon legislature voted to allow tenants to repay missed rent by February 28, 2022

March 29, 2021, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warn Landlords not to Violate Eviction Moratoriums.

March 18, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee Expands Vaccine Eligibility, Extends Eviction Moratorium to June 30, 2021

February 9, 2021, Realpage Analytics, U.S. Apartment Rent Payments at 79.2% in early February

February 9, 2021, Rental Housing Journal, Rent Vouchers, Not Eviction Moratoriums, Are Best for Tenants and Landlords

February 3, 2021, OPB, Hidden Costs of Looming Oregon Evictions Could Reach $3.3 Billion.

February 3, 2021, Oregonian/OregonLive, Many Oregon Tenants are Still Struggling with Rent; State Assistance is Coming

January 19, 2021, Oregon House Bill 4401, Tenant Eviction Moratorium, Explained [HFO-TV video]

January 18, 2021, Medford Mail Tribune, Oregon's COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium No Longer Automatic

December 30, 2020, Street Roots, Oregon Legislature Extends Eviction Ban to June 30; Landlords Sue 

December 28, 2020, HFO BlogWashington State Expected to Receive $507 Million of Rental Assistance Funds.

December 22, 2020, Oregonian/Oregonlive, Landlords sue Oregon, Multnomah County, and Portland over Coronavirus Relief Fund.

December 22, 2020, OPB, Landlords Sue to Invalidate Oregon Eviction Bans

December 15, 2020, KUOW, As Inslee Considers Extending Washington Eviction Ban, Some Tenants and Landlords Slip Through the Cracks

December 15, 2020, OPB, Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Convene Special Session Next Week for COVID & Wildfire Relief

December 8, 2020, The Center Square, Portland Gears Up For Next Round of Gift Cards for Hard-Hit Residents

December 4, 2020, Portland Business Journal, Oregon Economist Takes Heat After Suggesting Banks, Courts 'Deal With' Millions in Rent Arrears.

December 3, 2020, The Center Square, Washington Landlords and Tenants' Demands for Relief Grow Louder as Back Rent Mounts

November 24, 2020, Salem Statesman Journal, Oregon Eviction Moratorium Proposal Draws Ire of Both Renters and Landlords

November 21, 2020, Willamette Week, Lawmakers Want to Extend Eviction Ban By Six Months and Reimburse Landlords for Lost Rent

November 20, 2020, The Oregonian, Oregon Lawmakers Working to Extend Eviction Moratorium Through June

November 13, 2020, The Oregonian, Oregon Landlords Feeling the Strain of Eviction Moratorium

October 27, 2020, OPB,  Oregon Governor Kate Brown Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency to January 2, 2021

October 14, 2020, The OlympianOlympia City Council Passes Emergency Renter Protections

October 13, 2020, National Apartment Association, CDC Answers Rental Owner Questions About its Eviction Moratorium

September 28, 2020, Oregonian/ Oregon Governor Kate Brown Extends Residential Eviction Ban Until December 31 

September 25, 2020, Oregonian/ Multnomah County Extends Eviction Moratorium Until January 8, 2021

September 8, 2020, Portland Tribune, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Announces Plans for Ban on Evictions, Plus Mandate to Pay Relocation Fees For Rents Raised by Any Amount

September 1, 2020, Stoel Rives Legal AlertCDC Issues Nationwide Eviction Ban through December 31, 2020

August 31, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown Extends Eviction Moratorium to December 31, 2020

August 18, 2020, Oregon Expands Mask Requirements to Public and Private Office Spaces. (Expected requirement date is mid-September.)

August 6, 2020, Northwest Apartment Investor Blog: Portland Area Governments Deploy $29 Million in Renter Relief

July 25, 2020, MyNorthwest: Expanded Mask Mandate Takes Effect Statewide in Washington on July 25th   

July 24, 2020, Washington Post Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires

July 23, 2020, KOMO-TV News: Inslee Announces Extension of Eviction Moratorium

July 14, 2020, The Oregonian Oregon Lawmakers Divvy More than $200 Million in COVID Relief

July 8, 2020, Vox America's Looming Housing Catastrophe, Explained

June 29, 2020, Multifamily NW: What Oregon House Bill 4213 Means for Landlords [Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent Prohibited Through September 30, 2020]

June 26, 2020, The Seattle Times: Nearly One in Five Seattle-area Renters Doubt They Can Make July's Rent

June 25, 2020, The Oregonian: About 15% of Oregon Renters Late with Payments in June, an increase from May

June 25, 2020, Portland TribuneFirst special session day focuses on extending halt to Oregon residential evictions

June 10, 2020, Seattle Times: Most Rents in Seattle Stagnate, but Some Drop

June 3, 2020, Landlord Times: Handling Apartment Maintenance Issues During a Pandemic

June 3, 2020, Landlord Times: How the Strain From the Pandemic has Affected our Management Business

June 2, 2020, Multi-Housing News: Landlords Sue Over Eviction Moratoriums

June 1, 2020, Seattle Times: King County Applies to Reopen as Modified Phase 1

May 27, 2020, Rental Housing Journal: Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

May 24, 2020, Seattle Times: More Than Half of Washington Counties Approved for Phase 2 Reopening

May 18, 2020, OPB: Oregon Made $8.5 Million Available to Pay Rent, Here's How to Get It

May 16, 2020, HFO News BlogSurvey: 11.8% of Oregon Renters Unable to Pay Full Rent in May

May 12, 2020, Democrats Include $100 Billion for Rental Assistance, $75 Billion for Mortgages in Relief Proposal

May 4, 2020, Renters Can Call 2-1-1 to Apply for Rental Relief and Direct Payments to Landlords

May 2, 2020, Oregon Governor Extends Emergency to July 6th

April 23, 2020, Oregon Legislature Approves $8.5 Million in Rental Payments for Qualified Renters

April 22, 2020, National Multifamily Housing Council Finds 95% Rents Paid by April 19

April 22, 2020, Daily Journal of Commerce: Multifamily owners reassess their positions

April 21, 2020, The Oregonian: How could Oregon reopen amid coronavirus? 

April 21, 2020, Portland Makes $1 Million available for households for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses beginning 10 am Monday, April 27 ($250 limit per household)

April 20, 2020, Rental Housing Journal: Landlords Ask Governor to Refuse Forgiveness of Rent, Mortgages

April 16, 2020, Inslee Expands Statewide Moratorium on Evictions and Freezes Rent Hikes in Washington

April 15, 2020, The OregonianVast Majority of Portland Tenants Paid April Rent

April 13, 2020, Portland Mercury: Multnomah County to Adopt Statewide Eviction Moratorium Rules

April 13, 2020, Willamette Week: Oregon, Washington, California Form Pact to Jointly Reopen States

April 10, 2020, OPB: Data Show Majority of Oregon Renters Paid April Rent

April 9, 2020, Fed Includes CMBS in Additional Relief Measures

April 8, 2020, NMHC: Apartment Rent Payments Dropped 12% on Rents Due April 5th

April 7, 2020, GlobeSt.Com: Multifamily Waits for Forbearance

April 6, 2020, OPB: Could Rent Amnesty Work in Oregon? Landlords, Experts are Skeptical

April 6, 2020, Portland Tribune: Multnomah County May get $0 From the U.S. $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

April 6, 2020, HFO-TV: The multifamily lending environment during COVID-19 with Tim Steele of AMF Capital

April 6, 2020, Multifamily NW Link to Recent Oregon Media Coverage [Continuously Updated]

April 5, 2020, The Oregonian - Portland Area Renters, Landlords Brace for Uncertainty Amid Coronavirus

April 3, 2020, Multifamily NW Apartment Report - includes exclusive COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2020, Portland Business Journal - OpEd: $350 billion paycheck protection loans help pay the rent [Requires subscription]

April 2, 2020, Portland Mercury - Portland's Small-Scale Landlords Brace for Delayed Rent Payments

March 31, 2020, Citylab - The Problem with a Coronavirus Rent Strike

March 31, 2020, Seattle Times stories

March 30, 2020, Citylab - Heading Off a Coronavirus Housing Crisis

March 29, 2020, The Oregonian - Rental Assistance Must be a Top Priority for the State

March 27, 2020 - Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce
Temporary Stoppage in Washington Rattling Contractors

March 24, 2020 - Seattle Times
Construction Industry's Workers Divided Over Staying on the Job During Coronavirus Shutdown

March 23, 2020 - Seattle Times
What Washington Governor Inslee's Stay at Home Order Does and Doesn't Restrict

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