New Rent Assistance Program Openings in Oregon and Washington
Two new Rent Assistance Programs have become available for housing providers in Oregon and Washington. Each program is outlined below based on location as follows:
Senate Bill 278 (SB 278) provides certain protections to tenants who provide documentation to their landlord that they have applied for rental assistance. (See previous articles SB 278 & CDC Moratorium Extension & Mult Co SB 278 Extension) Upon receiving this documentation, tenants are provided with a “safe harbor” period where the landlord cannot issue a termination notice or initiate or continue an action for possession (60 days or 90 days in Multnomah County). Once that period elapses Landlords have another option for collecting funds through a program administered by Home Forward.
Home Forward Landlord Guarantee Program
Home Forward launched the Landlord Guarantee Program (LGP) that reimburses landlords for eligible nonpayment costs incurred during the “safe harbor” period. Landlords may be eligible to collect funds for with past due rent and/or non-payment charges, so long as the landlord was in compliance with SB 278.
You can find additional information regarding the LGP, including the LGP portal and upcoming training webinars, at: http://www.homeforward.org/LGP
Clark County, WA – Rent Assistance Portal Opening September 13, 2021
The Clark County Council for the Homeless, Treasury Rent Assistance portal is opening up for applications September 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. for both landlords and tenants. Below are links with additional information:
This article is not intended as legal advice. Please obtain advice of an attorney for any policy change or decisions regarding residential and commercial Landlord-Tenant matters.