Oregon housing dept. fear wave of evictions, urging local officials to quickly distribute relief fun
SALEM, Ore – As the deadline for thousands of renters covered under Oregon’s emergency rent assistance approaches, state officials are looking to prevent a potential wave of evictions heading into 2022.
The state launched, “Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program” in May. As of September 30th, the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department along with other local organizations, says it distributed about $69.6 million in federal emergency rental assistance funds to 10,722 households. 7,028 applications are in the final steps of receiving funding.
Nevertheless, OHCS says its concerned that renters who applied for assistance are still at risk of being evicted.