Gov. Brown extends foreclosure moratorium amid pandemic

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order extending Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium through December, citing the continuing coronavirus recession. Brown wrote in an announcement of the order that extending the moratorium on foreclosures will ensure that more Oregonians do not lose their homes this year, and that businesses can continue to provide vital goods and services to our communities. The prior eviction moratorium had been due to expire at the end of September. Oregon also currently has a residential eviction ban for renters that is due to expire at the end of September. Tenants will have until the end of March to pay back rent.