Any previously submitted testimony to the Senate committee can be sent to House Committee members, who are listed below.
Members of the House Human Services and Housing Committee:
Committee Chair - Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
Democrat - District 46 - Portland
Committee Vice-Chair - Representative Ronald H. Noble
Republican - District 24 - McMinnville
Committee Vice-Chair - Representative Tawna D. Sanchez
Democrat - District 43 - Portland
Representative Cheri Helt
Republican - District 54 - Bend
Representative Mark Meek
Democrat - District 40 - Clackamas County
Representative Tiffiny Mitchell
Democrat - District 32 - Cannon Beach
Representative Sheri Schouten
Democrat - District 27 - Beaverton
Representative Anna Williams
Democrat - District 52 - Hood River
Representative Jack Zika
Republican - District 53 - Redmond
To submit your testimony or exhibits for the public record (strongly recommended) please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The implications of this legislation are:
- The bill limits rent increases in buildings that are more than 15 years old to 7% plus inflation and restricts no cause evictions after a tenant's first 12 months in a rental.
- The allowable percentage for rent increases in a given year will be calculated and released by September 30th the previous year by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. If a landlord raises rent by more than that amount, the landlord will be required to compensate the tenant with the equivalent of 3 months’ rent plus damages.
No-cause evictions can still be issued with 30 days’ notice during the first year of tenancy or with ten days’ notice during a week to week tenancy. After the first year of a fixed-term tenancy, there are specific cases where a landlord can issue a no-cause eviction, as long as the landlord provides 30 days’ notice accompanied by the equivalent of one month’s rent.
The landlord may do this if they:
- Intend to demolish a unit or convert it to a nonresidential use;
- If the unit is unsafe for occupancy;
- If the unit cannot be occupied during necessary repairs or renovations;
- If the landlord or a member of their immediate family plans to live in the unit and no other similar unit is available; or
- If the landlord has received an offer from someone who intends to buy the unit and use it as a primary residence.
Wrongful Eviction ClaimsIf a tenant claims being wrongfully evicted within one year, the landlord must pay three months’ rent plus damages.
After the landlord issues an allowable no-cause eviction, they cannot raise the rent more than 7% plus CPI before renting the unit to a new tenant.