After the GEAC meeting, Andy Miller, Human Solutions, shared these links with us to share with the community so more people can get their COVID19 one-time payment from the federal government:
Access to a new web tool released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide a quick means of registering people who do not normally file taxes for the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment.
To view a list of temporary mailing addresses for use by people without bank accounts:
To view Oregon Housing Alliance's recent blog post with resources regarding the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums.
To read a one-pager provided on OregonLawHelp.org regarding Oregon tenant rights during COVID-19:
Oregon Tenant Rights during COVID-19
Free legal information from Legal Aid Services of Oregon & Oregon Law Center (updated April 9, 2020)
- 1. It is illegal for a landlord to give you 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 30th. You need to tell your landlord as soon as possible that you cannot pay your rent. If you cannot pay your rent now, you will need to pay it after June 30, 2020.
- 2. It is illegal for a landlord to charge you a late fee for any kind of nonpayment between now and June 30, 2020.
- 3. It is illegal for a landlord to give you a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020.
- 4. It is illegal for your landlord to file for an eviction based on non-payment or a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020. Your local government may have protections.
- 5. Tell your landlord in writing if you've lost income due to COVID-19, and send written proof of loss of income as soon as possible.
- 6. If you live in subsidized housing, your landlord cannot give you an eviction notice based on non-payment until at least July 26, 2020. Your landlord has to give you at least a 30-day notice after July 26, 2020.
Additional online resources
For more information on tenant rights in Oregon visit:
https://www.oregon rentersrights.org/ and
https:// oregonlawhelp.org/classroom/public-health-and -coronavirus-covid-19/housing-protections
Free legal help for low-income Oregonians
If you are low-income and need legal help related to your housing, you may be able to get free legal assistance from a legal aid attorney. To find your local legal aid office, visit https://oregonlawhelp.org//resource/oregon-legal-aid-offices