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Coronavirus (COVID-19) HUB

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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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