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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Milwaukie Mayor Considering Renter Relocation Assistance Policy
The Portland Tribune reports that Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba is working on a housing affordability strategy to combat what he sees as a crisis for renters in his city. He has come out in favor of Metro's $652.8 million affordable housing bond, and is working to streamline the development process and create a strategy for "missing middle" housing. Along with these efforts, he also plans to meet with developers, renters, and landlords over the next few weeks to discuss a mandatory renter relocation assistance policy. Portland has required landlords to pay renter relocation fees under certain circumstances since February 2017 - the law was made permanent earlier this year. Read more.