Rent and Utilities

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COVID-19 Housing Resources Center – National Housing Conference now has over 700 resources, including tips for communicating with a landlord, FAQs, eviction prevention guidance, and more.   

Rent Assistance in Oregon

HUD Flyer Addressing tenant concerns regarding rent and the temporary suspension of evictions for nonpayment of rent

There is currently a moratorium on evictions throughout Multnomah County
Many renters might be confused about their rights regarding non-payment of rent and utilities. This page has both a video with a very helpful explanation about what tenants need to do to if they are unable to pay rent and sample letters they can use to send to their landlords if they need. This document has info on tenant rights (also available in  Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Simple Chinese). Similarly, this video from the Oregon Law Center about the latest housing protections for Oregon tenants in English and Spanish.

Local Utility Providers - Portland-area utility providers are suspending automatic service shutoffs in the event of nonpayment

 Local Assistance with Housing and Utilities