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Steve Hartmeier

Steve Hartmeier joins Insight Reporting

Insight Reporting, the Tenant Screening Division of Advanced Reporting, is excited to announce that Steve Hartmeier has joined their Portland Office. In his new role, Hartmeier will assist the Sales team and staff in their daily operations. A 1985 graduate of the University of Oregon, Hartmeier brings decades of industry experience to the team. From …

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FTC

California Tenant Screening Company Agrees to pay $4.25 Million to FTC for Failure to Report Accurate Information

The FTC reported on Tuesday that they had reached a settlement with a Publicly Traded Tenant Screening Company in California in the amount of $4.25 million for failure to follow reasonable procedures that ensure the accuracy of their reports. The company was also found to be in violation of the FCRA for reporting evictions and …

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Possible Extension to Oregon Eviction Moratorium

UPDATE 12/22/2020 The Oregon State Legislature approved changes to HB 4401 that will extend the state-wide eviction Moratorium to July, 2021 and adds $200 million to the rental assistance fund. UDPDATE: 12/15/2020 Governor Kate Brown announced a Special Legislative Session for December 21st to address Wildfire Relief, as well as COVID-19 related issues, such as …

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The Dangers of Automated Screening

At Insight Reporting, we have a firm belief that human beings will always be needed in the screening process. While automation has made screening easier and cheaper in many ways, human screeners will always be essential for complete and accurate reporting. A recent article by the New York Times highlights many of the dangers of …

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Multnomah County and the City of Portland Temporarily Suspend Evictions

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the City of Portland and Multnomah County announced Tuesday that they would temporarily be suspending all eviction processing. Tenants will need to provide proof of hardship due to shutdowns that affect their jobs, childcare, or care of a loved one. Tenants will need to provide letters from their employer, school, …

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Portland FAIR Lawsuit

Multifamily NW Files Lawsuit to Stop and Repeal the Portland FAIR Ordinance

UPDATE 2/27/2020 The temporary restraining order was denied. The suit will proceed, but could take months for a decision.   Yesterday, Multifamily NW filed a lawsuit with the US District Court to stop and repeal the Portland FAIR Ordinance. As most of our clients know, this ordinance has caused some serious problems in the industry, …

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Washington State Capitol

Washington State Legislature looking to change how criminal records are handled in tenant screening

Two bills are currently making their way through the Washington State Legislature that will change the way criminal records are handled when screening prospective tenants. SB 6490 and HB 2878 would prevent properties from denying applicants based solely on Criminal Convictions. If these bills are enacted, it would require Individualized Assessments of any applicant with …

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