May 2019

May 2019

We are all familiar with the value of alliances. There are military alliances, political alliances, business alliances, and a host of others. At Rental Housing Alliance Oregon, we connect small landlords, large landlords, property managers, and the trades that serve...
April 2019

April 2019

In this column last month, I mentioned Oregon House Bill 2639, passed in 2013. This law requires Oregon landlords to consider federal rent assistance (e.g., Section 8 vouchers) as a source of income when screening applicants. The law took effect 1 July 2014, over four...
March 2019

March 2019

In Homer’s Odyssey, the hero must navigate his ship through the Strait of Messina, which separates the island of Sicily from mainland Italy. This was a hazardous undertaking: the shoals on the north side are described as a six-headed sea monster called Scylla. To the...
February 2019

February 2019

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Unknown I have been fortunate to have lived in several communities over the course of...
January 2019

January 2019

Happy New Year!  Ken Schriver here, newly elected President of Rental Housing Alliance Oregon. I am both humbled and eager to take on the responsibilities of President, and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can during my term. As I’ve only been a member of...