Oregon lawmakers during a special session on December 13 voted to pass a series of bills approving more than $400 million in spending to protect farmers, tenants and landlords, and to increase law enforcement in rural areas.
Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) said Oregonians can be proud of their legislature.
“We came together … Democrat and Republican … to send relief (and) hope to Oregonians in crisis,” he said.
Lawmakers approved the allocation of $215 million in federal and state funds to protect struggling landlords and the more than 10,000 households at immediate risk of eviction that applied for aid from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) but has yet to receive any money. Those households now will have "safe harbor" from eviction and can apply for rental assistance until 2022.
OHCS, charged with oversight . . .
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