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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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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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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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PDX FAIR Housing Rules Finalized – Here is what you need to know

UPDATE: The Final Rules were updated and posted Friday, January 31st, 2020. Here are the finalized versions of the FAIR Rules: PHB has not finalized language around the FAIR Ordinance, that is suppose to go into effect on March 1st. The latest drafts are below. You can also find them on their website. We will …

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Evictions Can Be Expunged in Oregon

Senate Bill 873 went into effect January 1, which allows evictions to be expunged in Oregon under certain situations. Oregon Law has long prevented evictions older than 5 years being used against a prospective tenant in the screening process, but some landlords have not always followed this law. While the evictions were not to be …

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Unintended Consequences of Residential Tenant Protections Law

Last year, Washington State passed SB5600 which changed the language around notices to pay or vacate. The change from a 3-Day notice to a 14-Day notice was intended to offer tenants in risk of eviction an opportunity to find assistance to remain in their units and pay their rent. The law, however, had some unintended …

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