Multnomah County renters can have 90 days eviction protection.

Renters must still apply for assistance to be protected.

The Multnomah County Commission unanimously voted to give tenants who are behind on their rents 30 more days of protection if they have applied for financial assistance.

"We are trying to get as much rental assistance money out the door as quickly and efficiently as possible," Commissioner Lori Stegmann said of the ordinance that was approved on Thursday, July 8.