Housing Support

Housing Support

(Updated Oct. 12, 2020)

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

Eviction Moratorium

Governor Kate Brown on Sept. 28, 2020 established a new moratorium preventing residential evictions for non-payment and other no-cause evictions between September 30 and December 31, 2020. In the first special session of this year, the Legislature passed House Bill 4213, establishing a residential and commercial eviction moratorium through September 30, 2020, with a six-month repayment period. The Governor’s new executive order will help keep Oregonians in their homes until the Legislature can convene later this year to address housing issues. Learn more in a useful resource from Oregon Law Center/Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Resources for Renters

  • Lane County Renter’s Assistance

    A limited number of eligibility applications for rent assistance for Lane County renters open on Friday, October 16, at 9:00 a.m.  Due to limited funding, the limited applications will fill up quickly. The eligibility application is an online form that will be available at www.lanecounty.org/rent. Eligible households that complete an application will be served by local social service agencies.

  • 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.