Portland, OR asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Is it a legal defense when an agency wrote three letters willing and stating they are going to pay for the past due rent

My DV advacate tried to call the landlord for me and texted and left voicemail that they will pay the past due rent if 1600 but want a lease in my name and he evaded phone calls and we went to court the judge ruled for landlord because a third party promised to pay and that doesn't stop eviction but I thought when u get a letter from an agency stating they will pay that is supposed to stop eviction?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Asking the same question multiple times doesn't change the answer. The rental assistance protections you likely are thinking of was a COVID emergency program that expired last September and is no longer in effect.

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