When we last wrote to you, we were calling for an extension of the statewide Eviction Moratorium that was set to expire on December 31st. Yesterday the legislature convened for a Third Special Session in 2020.
Our team testified
in support of HB 4401, to extend the Eviction Moratorium until June 30th, 2021. We are happy to report that this bill was approved by the legislature yesterday!
Please see a more in-depth overview of what the legislature approved below.
EMO's fantastic organizing team worked with many of you to send emails, make phone calls, and meet via Zoom with lawmakers over these past few weeks. Thank you for helping make a difference for Oregonians!
Housing stability is interlinked with many issues EMO advocates for, such as food security and addressing youth homelessness. At our food pantry (NE Emergency Food Program) and others across the state, we are hearing stories of Oregonians who are being forced to decide between paying for rent or putting food on the table.
The Public Policy Team will continue to advocate that funds are allocated and distributed to effectively serve Oregon's most vulnerable and those we work with through our direct service programs. We know that immediate funding for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Food Services is needed across the state and will work to fight for Emergency Board support.
Our team would not find success without the engagement of our statewide network of people like you. We thank you for your dedication!
Have a blessed holiday,