(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon legislature is sending Governor Kate Brown a bill that will extend the deadline for renters to repay back rent until February 28th of 2022. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill yesterday. The additional time will help renters and landlords make use of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal rent assistance. The bill also temporarily allows families to share housing that would be in violation of landlord-imposed occupancy limits. It also protects against the use of COVID-era rental and credit records when tenants apply to rent in the future.