Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Housing Bills Coming Up in the 2017 Legislative Session

The Oregonian has published a list of 6 housing bills that will be proposed during the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, which begins February 1st. Among the proposals are lifting the ban on rent control, a ban on no-cause evictions, a rent-guarantee program, and other initiatives that seek to assist homeowners. Speaker of the House Tina Kotek has already indicated her support for both rent control and the no-cause eviction ban. Recently, Representative Knute Buehler wrote an opinion piece in the Oregonian regarding the downsides of rent control. See the full list of proposed housing bills here.