Tag Archives: Landlord-Tenant

Everything You Need to Know About a Rent Control Bill That Oregon’s Power Brokers in Salem Have Lined Up Behind

Supermajorities in both chambers will help overcome the opposition that defeated similar legislation in 2017. Source: Everything You Need to Know About a Rent Control Bill That Oregon’s Power Brokers in Salem Have Lined Up Behind

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Backs Bill To Limit Rent Increases Statewide 

Gov. Kate Brown supports a bill that would limit how much Oregon landlords could increase rents and eliminate no-cause evictions of long-term tenants, her office said Friday. Brown believes those ideas “are innovative and will give renters some peace of mind,” spokeswoman Kate Kondayen said. The endorsement increases the likelihood Oregon will enact notable tenant protections amid a […]
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Oregon Rent Increases Will Be Capped at 7 Percent Plus Inflation, Under the Concept for a New Tenant Protections Bill

A document obtained by WW shows the outlines of the legislation for tenant protections. Oregon rent increases could be capped at 7 percent, plus inflation, under landmark tenant legislation to be considered this session by the Legislature. A document obtained by WW, which includes concepts for the legislation, also contains what may be a more significant provision: […]
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Editorial: Housing ‘protections’ would hurt

Oregon lawmakers are once again considering a variety of ways to “protect” tenants in the state, and it’s likely at least of couple of them will gain serious support in the 2019 Legislature. With luck, however, both Gov. Kate Brown and more moderate Democrats will view the schemes in the light of the serious damage […]
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Editorial: Council should ignore latest loopiness from Portland

The Bend Council knows the community has an affordable housing problem, and it has worked hard to help correct the situation. Sometimes the results have been good, sometimes less so. Put some of the nuttier ideas to come out of the Portland City Council — including the city’s 90-day eviction notice ordinance — fall into […]
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In expensive cities, rents fall for the rich — but rise for the poor

A boom in construction for the high end of the market comes as prices continue to rise for the poorest. U.S. cities struggling with soaring housing costs have found some success in lowering rents this year, but that relief has not reached the renters most at risk of losing their housing. Nationally, the pace of […]
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Landlords prep for new fights with Portland City Hall, Oregon Legislature

Three powerful landlord groups have joined to run what they say must be an all-out multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the Portland City Council and the Oregon Legislature from enacting “radical” tenant protections they say would jeopardize their livelihoods. Source: Landlords prep for new fights with Portland City Hall, Oregon Legislature | OregonLive.com

Small Landlord Exemption | Public Defenders  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Currently, Portland landlords who own only one rental unit are exempt from having to pay relocation to renters whose contract is terminated without cause. Tenant activists would like to change that, and the city council is considering the change. Jamie Gerlitz and Lori Hellis, two solo practitioners in Bend who belong to the same consortium, […]
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‘Nonhabitable’ should be a housing option

“As if it were injustice to sell dearer than we buy; or to give more to a man than he merits. The value of all things contracted for, is measured by the appetite of the contractors: and therefore the just value, is that which they be contented to give” — Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651.  “The […]
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Is bad housing really worse than no housing?

Who opposes reducing homelessness by allowing community organizations to provide rest stops or tiny houses? The people of the state of Oregon, that’s who. Source: Is bad housing really worse than no housing?