Landlord Guarantee Program

We understand tenants aren’t the only ones who have been hit hard due to the pandemic crisis. If you are a landlord and you have tenants with back owed rent, learn how the Landlord Guarantee Program can help you.

What is the Landlord Guarantee Program? Do you have a tenant with outstanding rent debt who has applied for rent help, the Landlord Guarantee Program may be able to help. When a tenant notifies the landlord that they have applied for rent assistance, the 60 day “safe harbor” begins. Oregon’s Landlord Guarantee Program reimburses landlords for eligible non-payment costs, like rent and late fees, incurred during the “safe harbor” period. 

You may qualify for funds if:

  • Your tenant provided you with documentation they received from a rent assistance provider showing that they applied for rent assistance

    1) delayed delivering a Termination Notice for Non-payment, or 

    2) delayed initiating or continuing an action for possession based on a termination notice for non-payment and

    • The tenant has back-owed rent and/or eligible non-payment charges that accrued during the period of delay, and 
    • The tenant lives in Oregon

You will be required to submit documentation with your application, including: 

  • A copy of Property Management Agreement with the Owner, if you are the Property Manager
  • Completed IRS W-9 form “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification"
  • A copy of the notification the tenant gave you that they applied for rent assistance. 
    This can include a copy of an e-mail, copy of a screenshot, or other written or electronic documentation 
    the tenant received directly from a rent assistance provider that verifies the submission of an application for rent assistance.

Do you have questions about when you should apply?

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If you would like some support understanding program eligibility and the application process, please view these training materials.

Watch landlord training video

View training program

Read LGP Program Guidelines


Para la aplicación del programa en español, haga clic aquí.

Для приложение на участие в программе на русском языке, нажмите здесь.

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Are you a tenant in Oregon looking for help with your rent?  Unfortunately, the Landlord Guarantee Program is for landlords only. Please encourage your landlord to apply if you think you might qualify. For help with rent please call 2-1-1 or visit


Phone: 503-802-8532

Fax: 503-802-8320