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Time runs out for thousands awaiting rent help in Oregon

To date, Oregon has sent rental assistance to just 37% of households that have applied for it

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon continues to struggle to get rental assistance out to thousands of people facing eviction. And time has already run out for some people.

Oregon saw 361 evictions move forward in July, 462 in August, and 473 in September, according to the Oregon Law Center. But Becky Straus, the managing attorney for the Eviction Defense Project, said these numbers are only expected to go up as the state struggles to send out rental assistance.

“The processing has been so slow that we are seeing an increasing number of tenants in eviction court who are just out of time with very few options,” Straus said.


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