Thursday, September 22, 2016

Slim Majority of Oregon Voters Support Rent Control, As Do Many Oregon Politicians

The Portland Tribune and the Oregonian have published the results of a survey of Oregon voters on rent control. A slim majority of 52% support eliminating the rent control ban. In Portland, the percentage is higher at 58%. Outside of Portland and the Willamette Valley, only 42% support removing the ban, while 44% oppose it. Read more on the Portland Tribune. Read more on Oregonlive.

Meanwhile, Willamette Week asked Oregon elected officials the same question, and most supported lifting the ban on rent control, though they were not as forthcoming on what they thought should be done in Portland. Read More.