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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 82,000 monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Oct
5
Wed
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 5 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 5 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 5 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

#MyORHealth horizontal rule

You are subscribed to Oregon Health Authority News Releases. View all OHA news releases.

 

 

 

 

AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 5 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

Need help paying your rent?
Need help getting into housing?
A Housing Counselor can provide guidance on various housing stability programs such as:
  • Emergency Rent Assistance
  • Energy Conservation programs
  • Renter support programs
  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

Find a Housing Counselor

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Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Portland Housing Bureau – Rental Services Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
Multifamily NW
(503) 213-1281
Oregon State Tenants Association – Manufactured and Floating Home Communities

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
6
Thu
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 6 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 6 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 6 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

#MyORHealth horizontal rule

You are subscribed to Oregon Health Authority News Releases. View all OHA news releases.

 

 

 

 

AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 6 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

Need help paying your rent?
Need help getting into housing?
A Housing Counselor can provide guidance on various housing stability programs such as:
  • Emergency Rent Assistance
  • Energy Conservation programs
  • Renter support programs
  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

Find a Housing Counselor

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Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
Multifamily NW
(503) 213-1281
Oregon State Tenants Association – Manufactured and Floating Home Communities

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
7
Fri
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 7 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 7 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 7 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

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AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 7 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

Need help paying your rent?
Need help getting into housing?
A Housing Counselor can provide guidance on various housing stability programs such as:
  • Emergency Rent Assistance
  • Energy Conservation programs
  • Renter support programs
  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

Find a Housing Counselor

Showing 1 through 10 out of 43 items
Other Resources:
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Portland Housing Bureau – Rental Services Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
Multifamily NW
(503) 213-1281
Oregon State Tenants Association – Manufactured and Floating Home Communities

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
8
Sat
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 8 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 8 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 8 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

#MyORHealth horizontal rule

You are subscribed to Oregon Health Authority News Releases. View all OHA news releases.

 

 

 

 

AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 8 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

Need help paying your rent?
Need help getting into housing?
A Housing Counselor can provide guidance on various housing stability programs such as:
  • Emergency Rent Assistance
  • Energy Conservation programs
  • Renter support programs
  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

Find a Housing Counselor

Showing 1 through 10 out of 43 items
Other Resources:
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Portland Housing Bureau – Rental Services Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
Multifamily NW
(503) 213-1281
Oregon State Tenants Association – Manufactured and Floating Home Communities

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
9
Sun
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 9 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 9 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 9 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

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AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 9 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

Need help paying your rent?
Need help getting into housing?
A Housing Counselor can provide guidance on various housing stability programs such as:
  • Emergency Rent Assistance
  • Energy Conservation programs
  • Renter support programs
  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

Find a Housing Counselor

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Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
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(503) 213-1281
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ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
10
Mon
00 – Hotlilne – Nation Wide Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 24/7 @ online event register for details.
Oct 10 all-day

 

Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

 

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 10 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

04 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Oct 10 all-day

 

June 24, 2022

Media Contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Abortion remains legal, accessible in Oregon in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Decision has no effect on Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act that guarantees right to receive abortion, health care providers’ right to provide it

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision today that overturns Roe vs. Wade, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is reminding people that abortion remains legal in the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was established in 2017 after the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3391. The landmark legislation contained multiple provisions to both protect and expand access to the full scope of reproductive health services, including abortion, for all people in Oregon. RHEA enshrined into state law an individual’s right to receive an abortion, as well as a health care provider’s right to provide an abortion.

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade does not change the fact that people in Oregon are guaranteed the right to receive abortion services, which remain legal in this state,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “OHA will continue to implement and promote RHEA to ensure that people in Oregon have access to essential reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization and contraceptives, without any barriers.”

This includes a legal right for anyone who comes to Oregon for an abortion, not just Oregon residents.

While the abortion rate has declined across the country in the last 30 years, the need for abortion care has recently been on the rise, according to Guttmacher Institute, which found the abortion rate increased by 7% from 2017 to 2020. In Oregon, the abortion rate declined by 21% during this time.

Oregon is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that has laws that protect the right to abortion, and is just one of four states and the District of Columbia that has ensured the right to abortion without any restrictions or state interference. Oregon also is one of only seven states that funds abortions, using state general funds under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, without any restrictions.

In 2017, RHEA further expands access to abortion by requiring health benefit plans regulated by the state of Oregon to cover abortion services without any cost sharing to its members. It also provides coverage for abortion services for people not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status, including those with DACA status, those with no documentation, and people with legal permanent resident status who have not met the five-year waiting period for OHP eligibility.

And abortion access will continue to expand with the Oregon Legislature’s passage earlier this year of House Bill 5202, which allocates $15 million in state general funds to advancing reproductive health equity. The funds will be distributed by OHA to Seeding Justice, a grant-making organization, to establish the Reproductive Health Equity Fund, which will invest in culturally specific health outreach and education programs around the state that benefit patients, health care providers and community advocates.

Individuals can access free or low-cost reproductive health services at local health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics across the state. To find a clinic, visit: healthoregon.org/rhclinics, dial 211, or text HEALTH to 898211.

#MyORHealth horizontal rule

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AM – All Month – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Renters and Landlords during COVID-19 Pandemic
Oct 10 all-day

 

Support, Resources, Assistance & Info for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19

Apoyo, recursos, asistencia e información para inquilinos y propietarios durante COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on the link below to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LINK

Important Update:

Safe Harbor Eviction Protection Period Extended

  • Oregon Legislators recently held a special session to extend eviction protections known as “Safe Harbor” protections in Oregon (SB 278). As a result of recent legislation, tenants have protection from eviction upon showing their documentation of rental assistance application to their landlord. These protections replace the 60-day period (90 days in some jurisdictions) and now cover the entire time an application is being processed (up until September 30, 2022.)
  • In order to be protected, tenants must give proof of application to their landlord right away (by June 30, 2022 at the latest, or at or before any first court appearance, whichever is sooner.)
  • Anyone who has already applied for assistance and shown documentation of their application to their landlord at or before any first court appearance is now protected from nonpayment eviction until their application is processed.
  • Landlords are required to give 10 days of notice of termination of tenancy for nonpayment until September 30, 2022.
  • Landlords may begin eviction proceedings if you’ve missed rent and haven’t begun an application – apply to an open rental assistance program right away to access these protections!
  • If your application is closed or denied or paid in an amount that is less than is owed, your landlord can move forward with the eviction process for unpaid months.
  • If you have questions about eviction protections, please visit the Oregon Law Center’s website for updates at www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late.
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

Eviction Defense Project

¿Su arrendador lo ha llevado a la corte de desalojo?

Obtenga ayuda legal rápida y gratuita del nuevo Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos de los Servicios Legales.

El Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos brinda asistencia legal gratuita a inquilinos de bajos recursos que enfrentan casos de desalojo en la corte. 

Comuníquese con nosotros de inmediato para que podamos revisar su caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Tenga a la mano el número de su caso y la fecha de la audiencia. 

La corte de desalojo se mueve rápido. No espere.

Important Information

for Oregon Renters and Landlords

There is no longer an eviction freeze in Oregon. Renters who are behind on rent or can’t pay future rent should apply for help.

Renters can apply to programs for help paying back and future rent and utilities through:

 

  • 211info.org or call 211 for information on local rent programs, or
  • oregonrentalassistance.org for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
    • NOTE: OERAP paused accepting applications on 12/1/21 for at least six weeks while waiting for new state money.

Payments go directly to landlords and utility companies.

Renters should show their landlords proof that they applied for rent help as soon as possible.

Renters are now protected from eviction until their application for rent help is processed if they show proof to their landlord.

 

  • If renters show their landlord proof that they applied for rent help before June 30, 2022, they cannot be evicted until
    • after the application is processed or
    • after September 30, 2022 – whichever is sooner.
  • Renters who already have a court case for unpaid rent should show proof that they applied for help to both their landlord and the judge to get extra time.
  • Until September 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give 10 days to pay. Notices must also include special information about rent help programs and other protections.

 

Back Rent from April 2020 – June 2021: Time to Pay

The deadline to pay back rent owed for April 2020 – June 2021 is February 28, 2022. Landlords cannot evict tenants for rent owed from this period until March 1, 2022.

 

  • Renters who owe rent from this time period should apply for rent help as soon as possible before March 1, 2022.

 

Landlord Guarantee Program:

Landlords who have delayed evictions for renters who applied for rent help may qualify for this program. More information is available here.

 

  • NOTE: The Landlord Guarantee Program has paused accepting applications while making changes to the program. To get an email when the application system opens up, please share your email address with LGP@homeforward.org.

 

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

 

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

Guests – Renters may share housing until February 28, 2022, as long as they are not breaking any laws. This means that until that time, landlords cannot evict or fine renters for having more guests than the landlord’s guest policy allows.

Resources

 

  • Landlords and renters can find more details at the City of Portland’s website (statewide information is available).

 

Qué hay de nuevo:

Información importante para inquilinos y propietarios de Oregón

Ya no existe un congelamiento de desalojos en Oregón. Los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler o que no pueden pagar el alquiler futuro deben solicitar ayuda.

Los inquilinos pueden solicitar programas de ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los servicios públicos atrasados ​​y futuros a través de:

 

  • 211info.org o llame al 211 para obtener información sobre los programas locales de alquiler, o
  • oregonrentalassistance.org para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregón (OERAP)
    • NOTA: OERP detuvo la aceptación de solicitudes el 1/12/21 durante al menos seis semanas mientras esperaba nuevos fondos estatales.

Los pagos van directamente a los propietarios y las empresas de servicios públicos.

Los inquilinos deben mostrar a sus propietarios pruebas de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible.

Los inquilinos ahora están protegidos contra el desalojo hasta que se procese su solicitud de ayuda para el alquiler si muestran pruebas al propietario.

 

  • Si los inquilinos le muestran al propietario prueba de que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler antes del 30 de junio de 2022 , no pueden ser desalojados hasta que
    • después de que se procese la solicitud o
    • después del 30 de septiembre de 2022, lo que ocurra primero.
  • Los inquilinos que ya tienen un caso en la corte por alquiler impago deben mostrar prueba de que solicitaron ayuda tanto al propietario como al juez para obtener tiempo adicional.
  • Hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2022, cualquier aviso para pagar la renta de un arrendador debe dar 10 días para pagar. Los avisos también deben incluir información especial sobre los programas de ayuda para el alquiler y otras protecciones.

 

Alquiler atrasado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021: hora de pagar

La fecha límite para pagar el alquiler adeudado de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 es el 28 de febrero de 2022 . Los propietarios no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado desde este período hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

  • Los inquilinos que adeudan el alquiler de este período deben solicitar ayuda para el alquiler lo antes posible antes del 1 de marzo de 2022.

 

Programa de Garantía del Propietario:

Los propietarios que han retrasado los desalojos de los inquilinos que solicitaron ayuda para el alquiler pueden calificar para este programa. Más información está disponible aquí .

 

  • NOTA: El Programa de Garantía del Propietario ha dejado de aceptar solicitudes mientras realiza cambios en el programa. Para recibir un correo electrónico cuando se abra el sistema de solicitud, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico con LGP@homeforward.org .

 

Otros cambios importantes:

Los propietarios con inquilinos que adeudan alquiler para el período de abril de 2020 a junio de 2021 no pueden :

 

  • desalojar a los inquilinos por el alquiler adeudado durante este período (hasta el 1 de marzo de 2022)
  • cobrar cargos por el alquiler no pagado durante este período, y
  • informe a los inquilinos por alquileres atrasados ​​a una agencia de informes de crédito al consumidor.

El alquiler impago de abril de 2020 a marzo de 2022 no se puede descontar de los inquilinos en futuras solicitudes de alquiler. (Ley de Oregón SB 282)

Invitados : los inquilinos pueden compartir la vivienda hasta el 28 de febrero de 2022 , siempre que no infrinjan ninguna ley. Esto significa que hasta ese momento, los propietarios no pueden desalojar ni multar a los inquilinos por tener más invitados de los que permite la política de invitados del propietario.

Congelación de ejecuciones hipotecarias

El congelamiento de ejecuciones hipotecarias para propietarios de viviendas finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2021 .

Obtenga más información en la División de Regulación Financiera de Oregón .

Recursos

 

    • Los inquilinos pueden comunicarse con Legal Aid Services of Oregon o Oregon Law Center para obtener más información sobre sus derechos y protecciones legales .
  • Los propietarios e inquilinos pueden encontrar más detalles en el sitio web de la ciudad de Portland (hay información disponible en todo el estado).

 

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  • Emergency Rent Assistance
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  • Homeless Services
  • Family Shelters
  • Severe weather shelters
  • Rent Well Tenant Education Courses
  • Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

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ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

Oregon Housing and Community Services has partnered with the Oregon State Bar to help landlords and tenants understand recent changes to Oregon laws. ​


Source: Oregon State Bar
Landlords materials are available below in the following languages:

Printed copies of these pamphlets can be ordered in quantities of 25 through the Oregon State Bar’s online catalog. There is no charge for the first order, up to 100 copies, of each language. If you need larger quantities, please contact the Oregon State Bar here.

Oregon LGP Program Details

Reimbursement for Eligible Costs

Did you wait through the “safe harbor?” Get paid.

Landlords, Apply to Forgive Tenant Debt

(503) 802-853

 

Program Guidelines and Information

If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials or call us today at (503) 802-8532.

Review the landlord training video below for additional information on the “safe harbor” law and a walk-through of the application portal steps.

To report suspected fraud, please email   LGP@homeforward.org.

 

 

 

Oct
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Oregon is ready for nationwide launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Starting July 16, people in Oregon and nationwide will be able to call, text or chat 988, a new three-digit number, available 24/7, that will directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. The 988 dialing-code connects callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. In Oregon, 988 call-centers are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.