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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extends foreclosure moratorium through end of year

By staff (OPB)
Aug. 31, 2020 11:44 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has extended a moratorium on foreclosures for homes and businesses until Dec. 31.

The protections, meant to shield people hurt financially by COVID-19, would’ve expired at the end of the month, had Brown not acted Monday under legislation Oregon lawmakers approved this summer.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issues a shut down of restaurants at a press conference in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 2020.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has extended a foreclosure moratorium, saying she wants to ensure people impacted by COVID-19 do not lose their homes or businesses this year.

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Brown’s office said she wants to work with landlords, banks and other stakeholders to come up with a long-term solution. Lawmakers meet for their biannual long session in early 2021 and will likely consider a large collection of COVID-related legislation.

A similar moratorium on rental evictions is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. The governor’s office says she is working with stakeholders to decide next steps for renters.

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