Local Housing News and Developments
Local housing news and developments below are curated as a resource to inform any and all stakeholders in multifamily housing of relevant local updates. If you would like to contribute, we welcome feedback including potential updates and additions via email at email@example.com. Please help us make this page as useful as possible.
Some Portland-area rents are falling, landlords group says (The Oregonian, 4/18/2017)
Our Opinion: Fix housing bill while there’s time (Portland Tribune, 4/17/2017)
Landlords aren’t vultures: Letter to the editor (The Oregonian, 4/14/2017)
Oregon House OK’s local rent control, bans no cause evictions (Statesman Journal, 4/4/2017)
Renter protections, including rent control, get OK from House panel (The Oregonian, 3/30/2017)
Some Landlords Are Abusing a State Fund for Poor Renters- A New Bill from Speaker Tina Kotek (Portland Mercury, 3/29/2017)
Rent control is not the answer; Neither is a ban on no-cause evictions — what’s needed is more affordable housing (The Register Guard, 3/28/2017)
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler promises more housing – soon – and pledges fairer justice system (The Oregonian, 3/24/2017)
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Meeting Details 3/2/2017 5:00 PM, HR F
HB 2004 Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause except under certain circumstances with 90 days’ written notice and payment of relocation expenses.
Rulemaking for the Local Innovation and Fast Track (LIFT) program to expand state’s supply of affordable housing for low-income households.
March 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at 725 Summer Street, Conference Room 124A, Salem, Oregon 97301.
Comment period ends March 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Others in the multifamily scene could feel the pinch of Inclusionary Zoning (Portland Business Journal, 3/21/2017)
Bogus statistics undercut city program to help Portland renters (The Oregonian, 3/19/2017)
Eudaly eyes security deposit reforms (Portland Tribune, 3/16/2017)
New apartment construction has finally slowed rent growth — at least, at the high end (The Oregonian, 3/12/2017)
Oregon’s rental crisis strains renters, potential homeowners (Statesman-Journal, 3/11/2017)
Challenges in being a Portland landlord (Letter to the editor) (The Oregonian, 3/5/2017)
Tenants, landlords speak out on proposed rent restrictions (Portland Tribune, 3/2/2017)
Oregon Lawmakers Hear Arguments For And Against No-Cause Evictions (KUOW, 3/2/2017)
Lawmakers examine impacts of rent control, just cause eviction (Portland Tribune, 2/28/2017)
Represented: Oregon’s Housing Affordability Crisis (OPB, 2/27/2017)
Residents of North Portland Apartment Complex, Home to 59 Public Schoolkids, Get to Stay for Now (Willamette Week, 2/26/2017)
Law mandating renter relocation fees ignores reality, reveals hypocrisy (Opinion) (The Oregonian, 2/25/2017)
No-cause suit set for April trial (Portland Tribune, 2/21/2017)
New Rent Control Law in Portland: A Lesson for Bend? (Source Weekly (Bend, OR), 2/22/2017)