Portland City Council Extends Housing Emergency
Reprinted with permission from Rental Housing Journal

The Portland City Council has extended its housing emergency declaration for another six months, including rules that require landlords to pay moving expenses of renters they evict without cause. The policy also says landlords must pay moving costs of tenant if they raise rent more than 10 percent causing tenants to move. Payments range from $2,900 to $4,500 for landlords. Landlords have argued the policy is disguised rent control.

According to Oregonlive, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly proposed an amendment removing the exemption for small landlords. But the other four commissioners voted against it, noting the complexity of the exemption. They all said they thought the stakeholder group advising the housing bureau on this policy should iron out details of whom the council should and should not exempt.

See page 10 of the November Update for more on Portland City Council Extends Housing Emergency

 

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