Tag Archives: Evictions

In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

  Before the first hearings on the morning docket, the line starts to clog the lobby of the John Marshall Courthouse. No cellphones are allowed inside, but many of the people who’ve been summoned don’t learn that until they arrive. “Put it in your car,” the sheriff’s deputies suggest at the metal detector. That advice […]
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Reading, Writing, Evicted

-Multi-part series- In Portland, skyrocketing rents and no-cause evictions are forcing children by the hundreds to switch schools mid-year, inflicting academic and emotional setbacks. Source: Reading, Writing, Evicted | Oregon Education –

Tenants’ advocate: Housing is a civil right

But Katrina Holland tells League of Minority Voters forum that Oregon lawmakers are not ready to lift a ban on rent control by local governments or ban no-cause evictions. The leader of a tenants’ right organization says housing is as much a civil right as other human rights. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Tenants’ advocate: […]
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Seeking shelter

Ashland resident Mara K. Owens, homeless off and on since 2005, is delighted to now live in an affordable apartment, but worries about others who struggle to make rent. As a disabled senior, she fears Ashland is becoming “a playground for the rich,” a consistent theme in an Southern Oregon Tenants Union protest on the […]
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5 Things for a summery Monday, including some real news and a festival first

Off we go into another week — but not before these Five Things set the stage. Journalism at its finest Service with a smile A Portland festival first Landlords will pay Road relief Source: 5 Things for a summery Monday, including some real news and a festival first – Portland Business Journal

Oregon lawmakers head home after passing transportation tax and fee plan, but failing to agree on new tax on business

A difficult session for state lawmakers came to a fraught end on Friday, with the Senate forgoing the traditional joint “Sine Die” ceremony and adjourning more than three hours before the House was ready to. The split ending — the first for the Legislature since 2003 — followed a hectic final week marked by bitter […]
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Editorial: This legislative session’s legacy is “less bad”

When their work is done and Oregon lawmakers head home in the next few days, they’ll leave behind a legacy that can, in part, best be described as “less bad.” Some of the most important pieces of legislation they approved were not good, perhaps, but were certainly less bad than when first introduced. Source: Editorial: […]
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Bend councilors urge Oregon Senate to pass renter protection bill

Bill would require landlords to give cause when evicting month-to-month tenants. Two Bend city councilors have joined dozens of local elected officials calling on the Oregon Legislature to pass a bill that would prevent landlords from evicting tenants without a reason. Source: Bend councilors urge Oregon Senate to pass renter protection bill; Bill would require […]
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Our View: No-cause eviction bill better than nothing – Opinion

The Senate Rules Committee approved a bill to limit landlords’ ability to evict tenants without cause after further weakening it in an attempt to make it acceptable to Republicans and some Democratic senators. Even in its watered-down form, the bill represents an improvement over the status quo. Source: Our View: No-cause eviction bill better than […]
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Housing bill barring no-cause evictions moves forward in Oregon Legislature

A proposed housing stability bill barring most no-cause evictions is one step closer to going to the Oregon Senate after undergoing another round of changes Wednesday. House Bill 2004 lost its most controversial portion— a section repealing Oregon’s ban on rent control— when it passed through the Senate Committee on Human Services in May. Source: Housing […]
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