The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) has posted the new Notice of Eviction Protection and Declaration of Financial Hardship forms to its website, to implement the legislature’s recent extension of eviction protections for non-payment of rent.
Under the new law, tenants can use the declaration form to avoid evictions for non-payment of rent before June 30, 2021. Landlords also are required to provide certain forms before proceeding with certain evictions. Translated versions are available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese. There is a notice and a link to the new forms at the top of the OJD home page (courts.oregon.gov).
People with questions about using the forms can contact the following resources:
- Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service, 1-800-452-7636
- Oregon Law Center at oregonlawhelp.org
- Legal Aid Offices oregonlawhelp.org/find-legal-help
- Springfield-Eugene Tenant Association springfieldeugenetenantassociation.com/covid_19
- Community Alliance of Tenants: oregoncat.org