Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Portland Housing Bureau's City Rental Services Commission Cancels Scheduled Sept. 18th Meeting on Screening Criteria

On Thursday, Sept. 13th at 9:30 am, the Portland Housing Bureau sent an email notification that the City of Portland Rental Services Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th from 2:30-5 pm has been canceled.

The email states simply "The meeting will be rescheduled, and we will send a separate notice for the new date."

The Proposed Rental Screening Criteria is a new ordinance proposed by Commissioner Eudaly that would severely impact and restrict an owners' ability to determine who rents their property.

Words can't sufficiently describe how complex, confusing, and difficult this ordinance would be to implement. You simply have to read it for yourself.

The Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Commission has been discussing and working on the screening criteria in advance of its slated hearing/vote before the full city council on October 18th.

You can find a list of City Commissioners and their contact information here.

The Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Commissioner includes representatives of the Multifamily Industry. You may want to review the list and contact people you know to share your thoughts.