Suspend Rent and Mortgage Payments in Lincoln County Oregon

Suspend Rent and Mortgage Payments in Lincoln County Oregon

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Tenants United Corvallis
Tenants United Corvallis signed this petition

Dear Lincoln County Commissioners,

COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. Oregon already has at least 68 cases statewide, 2 deaths including 1 sudden death. State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments, both commercial and residential. The choice to skip work for the sake of community health could leave them and their families unsheltered.

Let's hit "PAUSE" in Lincoln County, evictions will just make this emergency worse. 

In order to protect the health and housing security of our community, we, the undersigned, call on our Lincoln County Commissioners to act now so workers won't have to make that choice. Specifically, we call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for 2 full months, or the duration of the emergency to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community.

The legacy of every public official currently serving will be determined in the next few months.
It's time to act now, and choose the right side of history. Choose the people.

The Undersigned,

The People of Lincoln County Oregon


P.s. We acknowledge the Trump Administration just suspended evictions and foreclosures, however that just kicks the problem down the road we need relief, not pushing the problem to a later date with a mountain of debt in a pandemic that will last months.