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On Friday, June 5, a bipartisan committee of the Oregon Legislature unanimously made a series of decisions about how to spend $247 million in federal coronavirus relief as part of the CARES Act.

The largest single element of the package is $55 million that will be paid to landlords who rent to low-income Oregonians who’ve lost wages because of the virus. Eligible households must be at or below 80 percent of area median income for the county in which they reside. That money will be distributed through local community action agencies, just like the $12 million in state funding already allocated for that purpose.

If you are a single family or multifamily owner and your tenant needs assistance, please direct them to this website to contact the local community action agencies for the county in which they reside – CLICK HERE.

*The full meeting can be watched on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) and the full list of funding decisions is available on the hearing’s Meeting Materials page.

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