Housing Support

Housing Support

(Updated July 23, 2020)

Below is a list of housing resources for renters, landlords and property managers, and homeowners during the COVID-19 crisis. This list will be updated on a regular basis. Please keep in mind that organizations may take longer to respond than usual.

Also see Utilities and Internet for related resources including energy assistance.

  1. Resources for Renters
  2. Resources for Landlords & Property Managers
  3. Resources for Homeowners
  4. Mediation & Mental Health Supports to Help Prevent Evictions
  5. Other Resources

Eviction Moratorium

Oregon’s Legislature on June 26 passed an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium. House Bill 4213 extends the moratorium on nonpayment and no-cause terminations through September 30, 2020 and includes a six month grace period until March 31, 2021 for tenants to pay back the arrears accrued from April 1-Sept 30. Landlords are also not allowed to add a late fee or any other penalty on a tenant’s nonpayment during this period or report a tenant’s nonpayment to any credit reporting agency.

For more information, see Oregon Law Center/Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s House Bill 4213 Info Sheet and COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Info Sheet (updated June 30, 2020).

While there is a temporary hold on evictions, it is best to seek assistance if you anticipate having difficulty paying your rent.  

Resources for Renters

  • Springfield-Eugene Tenant Association (SETA)
    SETA is a nonprofit dedicated to renters’ rights and interests. They accomplish their goals by assisting, educating, and empowering tenants in the Springfield-Eugene area. SETA manages a hotline for renters that is operational: 541-972-3715, online submissions may also be made.  
  • Access the Law (ALT)
    ALT is a nonprofit legal services organization assisting and representing community members of modest means. ATL provides quality legal services for working and low-income families and individuals, including landlord tenant law.
  • Oregon Law Center/Legal Aid of Lane County 
    The Lane County Legal Aid Office of OLC serves the low-income community throughout Lane County. They accept cases based on priorities that are set through a client needs assessment. While they do intakes on a wide variety of issues, the cases typically handled are related to housing, benefits, family law and issues of domestic violence. The office may be reached by calling 541-485-1017 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Callers should be prepared to leave a call back number. Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Oregon Law Center have created a one-page document, Oregon Tenant Rights During COVIV-19, summarizing new state and federal tenant protections related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the fact that it is now illegal in Oregon for a landlord to give tenants an eviction notice or a notice of violation for non-payment of rent, non-payment of fees, or non-payment of utilities between now and June 30, 2020. The document also highlights additional legal resources available to renters. Watch their video on Housing Protections for Tenants in Oregon during COVID-19.
  • City of Eugene Rental Housing Code
    The goal of the Rental Housing Code program is to help renters and owners communicate with each other so they can resolve their issues without further City involvement or legal action. A list of rental housing code standards is available. Complaints may be submitted online. Messages may be left by calling 541-682-8282. Staff are adapting their procedures in the interest of community safety.
  • DevNW
    DevNW is an organization that wants to grow vibrant Northwest communities by empowering the region’s individuals, families, small businesses, and neighborhoods. DevNW has information about financial preparation for COVID-19. They also offer a number of online classes related to financial well-being.
  • Fair Housing Council of Oregon
    The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a statewide civil rights organization whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through access to enforcement and education. FHCO has a statewide hotline for people to call to ask question about, or report housing discrimination. Due to COVID-19, the hotline has been suspended; however, questions and complaints may be submitted online.

If you are aware of additional COVID-19 related housing resources for this page, please email Teresa Kennedy.