Housing Support

Housing Support

(Updated April 7, 2021)

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

New Statewide Eviction Moratorium

There is a new statewide eviction moratorium (HB 4401) that will last until June 30, 2021. This means that, with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for nonpayment or without cause until July of 2021.

The protections for renters under the new statewide moratorium are not automatic! To be protected from eviction for nonpayment after December 31, 2020, renters must fill out and sign a sworn declaration of financial hardship and give it to their landlords in order to be protected from eviction. Oregon Law Center has shared a version of this declaration and answers to frequently asked questions.

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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.