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Oregon's Landlord Compensation Program is designed to provide relief to residential landlords who have been unable to collect rent due to tenant hardships. During the Third Special Session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature enacted an eviction moratorium and established the Landlord Compensation Fund (HB 4401). The Legislature allocated $200 million in rent assistance to support tenants and landlords, which includes $150 million for the Landlord Compensation Fund. This program was designed to provide relief to landlords who have tenants living in their homes who have been unable to pay rent at any point since April 2020 due to a financial hardship. The program will also eliminate the rent owed for those tenants experiencing a hardship.
Participating landlords can receive funding for an amount equal to 80% of the rental debt owed by qualified residents from April 2020 through the month the application round they are applying in opened. Landlords agree to forgive the remaining 20% of the tenant's debt as part of the grant agreement and as a condition of receiving payment.
Round Two of the LCF program will open to accept applications from April 29th, 2021 at 10 am through May 17th, 2021 at 5pm. This application round will include $70 million in assistance covering rent-owed by eligible tenants that was accrued from April 2020 through May 2021 rent collections.
information on what you will need to apply, please review our Round Two Application Checklist! Please note: the system will be closed for scheduled
maintenance on Sundays.
FAQ for Tenants
Landlord Compensation Fund FAQ
LCF Documentation Checklist
Landlord Compensations Fund May13th Webinar - Q&A Summary
Landlord Compensation Fund Webinar / Q&A Session May 13, 2021
Portal Website Login (Portal Now Open)
Application Portal Video (Step-by-Step
Instructions – no audio)
Financial Declaration of Hardship forms are available in additional languages at:
The first application round will provide relief to 1900+ landlords who own 3900+ properties. More than $40 million will forgive the back rent of approximately 12,000 tenants. The map below details the statewide reach of this program.
I was delighted for this opportunity to have full forgiveness for my tenant, a
restaurant worker and student. To also recover 80% of my losses is a bonus I
did not expect would ever happen. This process was ultimately fast, considering
what had to be done to execute quickly. So thankful.
Oregon Law Center Attendee Q & A on the Eviction Moratorium
Landlord Compensation Fund Program
2021 Tenant Eviction Protections Overview from OLC
Landlord Compensation Fund Guidelines
01/29/21 Webinar Recording, Landlord Compensation Fund
Statewide Eviction Moratorium
Renters must sign and return a form to their landlord if they can't afford their rent. This form will be available from the Oregon Judicial Branch. The Oregon Law Center has the form and more information in English and Spanish.
Are you a renter?
Please sign up for the ‘Landlord Compensation Fund Updates’ email list here to receive the latest information on this program.
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