Local Housing News and Developments

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Portland’s shot-in-the-dark approach to the housing crisis: Editorial Agenda 2017 (The Oregonian, 10/10/2017)

Portland Community Lands $14.5M Refi (Multi Housing News, 10/10/2017)

Majority of Portland’s new housing was built along the streetcar corridor in 2016, with thousands more units on the way (Urban Milwaukee, 10/9/2017)

Portland City Council extends renter protection and ‘housing emergency’ policies (The Oregonian, 10/4/2017)

Portland ‘housing emergency’ and renter protections up for extension at Portland City Council (The Oregonian, 10/4/2017)

Vancouver City Council approves Multifamily Tax Exemption expansion (The Columbian, 10/2/2017)

Chloe Eudaly Wants to Give Tenants and City Officials the First Shot At Buying Rental Properties (Portland Mercury, 9/27/2017)

Adapting multifamily housing for the IoT revolution (TechTarget.com, 9/27/2017)

County’s multifamily housing in a boom cycle; Construction of apartments outpaces single-family homes (The Columbian, 9/24/2017)

Report: Portland growth slows, suburbs speed up (Portland Tribune, 9/21/2017)

The challenges of recycling at apartments (Portland Tribune, 9/19/2017)



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Rental Market: From Not To Hot, And What To Do About It (Forbes, 9/13/2017)

Renter Demand for Single-Family Homes Pushes Rents to Rise Faster than Monthly Rent for Apartments (Multifamilybiz.com, 9/12/2017)

A Close Look at Urban Core Apartment Market Performances (National Real Estate Investor, 8/22/2017)

WHY SEATTLE BUILDS APARTMENTS, BUT VANCOUVER, BC, BUILDS CONDOS; Why all those high rises are apartments. (Sightline Institute, 8/14/2017)

Special Report: Squatters Rights? Wrong; Landowners face daunting eviction process (Herald & News, 8/13/2017)

Landlords appeal ruling upholding Portland tenant protections (Portland Tribune, 8/11/2017)

Permits for multifamily buildings rose in July (The Columbian, 8/4/2017)

Co-ops attracting more attention in hot multifamily market (Business Vancouver, 8/1/2017)

National Home Price NSA Index Sets All Time High for Sixth Consecutive Month According to Report (Multifamily Biz, 7/26/2017)

For $75M, a prominent company makes its first Portland-area multifamily foray (Portland Business Journal, 7/21/2017)

21 cranes, 15 hotels, 10,000 jobs: Inside Oregon’s development spree (The Oregonion, 7/17/2017)

City Council Just Closed a Loophole in Portland’s New Renter Protection Law—But Questions Remain (The Portland Mercury, 7/12/2017)

Strong Development Softens Demand in Portland (Multi-Housing News, 7/10/2017)

Tenants’ rights advocates vow to fight on after failure of key legislation (Portland Business Journal, 7/8/2017)

Portland’s controversial renter protection rule legal, judge rules (The Oregonian, 7/7/2017)

Tenant protections bill dies in Senate (Portland Tribune, 7/6/2017)

New Tenant Protections Are Likely to Die in the Oregon Senate (Portland Mercury, 7/5/2017)

Citizens and locally elected officials rally for renters rights bill (ktvl, 7/5/2017)

Bend councilors urge Oregon Senate to pass renter protection bill (The Bend Bulletin, 7/5/2017)

Housing developments to get federal funds (The Forecaster, 7/3/2017)

Tenant from East Portland Complex Files $1 Million Suit Against Landlord (Willamette Week, 6/30/2017)

Tenant Leader, Landlord Lobbyist Agree on Unintended Consequences of Tenant Protection Bill (Willamette Week, 6/30/2017)

Tenant protections bill heads to Senate with uncertain future (Portland Tribune, 6/28/2017)

HFO Sets Record With OR Sale (Multi-Housing News, 6/26/2017)

Belay Investment JV Bets $70M on Portland (6/26/2017)

Tenant protections holdout offers changes he could accept (Portland Tribune, 6/21/2017)

Renter rights bill bad for landlords and tenants (The Register Guard, 6/14/2017)

As New Renter Protections Face an Uncertain Fate, One Portland Lawmaker is Facing the Heat (Portland Mercury, 6/14/2017)

Tenant protections bill in peril in Senate (Portland Tribune, 6/8/2017)

Pared tenant protections bill heads to Senate (Portland Tribune, 6/1/2017)

6 things to know about Oregon’s proposed bill barring no-cause eviction and allowing rental control (Statesman Journal, 5/30/2017)

Not all tenants are angels (Register Guard, 5/19/2017)

Oregon House passes renter protection bill, Senate considers it (Pamplin Media Group, 5/18/2017)

Portland’s Charm (Multi-Housing News, 5/18/2017)

A local man and his mom are left with thousands in damage after inviting people to stay in his home (Source Weekly (Bend, OR), 5/18/2017)

SB 2004 hurts landlords, tenants (The Register Guard, 5/15/2017)

Rent control on the table in Legislature amid housing crunch (The Register Guard, 5/10/2017)

Rent control, eviction hearing at Oregon State Capitol draws hundreds (Statesman Journal, 5/3/2017)

Prosperous Oregon considers historic renter protection law (Associated Press, 5/2/2017)

Oregon Considers Strong Protections For Renters As Rent Spikes Worsen (CBS Sacramento, 5/2/2017)

Wheeler’s budget proposes $25M for homelessness, a landlord-tenant office and $600M for 20 years of infrastructure (Portland Business Journal, 5/1/2017)

Rentec Direct Releases Landlord-Tenant Guide for Oregon Property Managers (Benzinga (press release), 4/25/2017)

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)

Others in the multifamily scene could feel the pinch of Inclusionary Zoning (Portland Business Journal, 3/21/2017)

Rental bills: Manufactured homes notices, temporary subsides for rent help get hearings (KATU, 3/20/2017)

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)

Important Deadlines Loom For Landlords Under Portland Residential Renter Protection Ordinance (JD Supra Business Advisor, 2/20/2017)

Landlord meets with tenants union upset about lease contract terms (KATU, 2/20/2017)

New Rent Control Law in Portland: A Lesson for Bend? (Source Weekly (Bend, OR), 2/22/2017)

No-cause suit set for April trial (Portland Tribune, 2/21/2017)

Important Deadlines Loom For Landlords Under Portland Residential Renter Protection Ordinance (JD Supra Business Advisor, 2/20/2017)

Landlord meets with tenants union upset about lease contract terms (KATU, 2/20/2017)

Portland renter relocation payments survive federal court hearing (Oregonian, 2/15/2017)

Judge: Portland ‘no-cause eviction’ not fed issue (KOIN, 2/15/2017)

Portland Will Immediately Fine Airbnb Hosts Who Break the City’s Rules (Willamette Week, 2/15/2017)

Portland tenant relocation lawsuit heads to federal court (KATU, 2/10/2017)

Our Opinion: Council fumbles landlord regulations (Portland Tribune, 2/9/2017)

Portland Landlord Could Pay More Than $100K To Relocate Tenants (OPB, 2/8/2017)

State may expand on Portland landlord policy (KOIN, 2/6/2017)

Landlords to sue Portland tenant ordinance (KOIN, 2/3/2017)

Portland Landlords Now Required to Pay Moving Costs for Tenants Evicted Without Cause (Willamette Week, 2/2/2017)

Proposed tenant protections could draw lawsuit, limit affordable housing supply (Oregonian, 2/1/2017)




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