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Rent assistance helped 55,000 Oregon households, agency says

About $400 million in state and federal funding staved off more than 55,000 evictions, according to leaders of Oregon Housing and Community Services

by Julia Shumway - Oregon Capitol Chronicle

More than 55,000 Oregon households have avoided eviction thanks to the state’s rent assistance program, but money is quickly running out.

The $406 million program, funded by the federal and state governments, will be mostly out of money by June 30, representatives from Oregon Housing and Community Services told legislative committees last week . . .

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