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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Multifamily NW in Portland Business Journal: Portland Needs a Tenant Screening Process That Would Truly Make Housing More Accessible to All
The Portland Business Journal published an opinion by Multifamily NW Representatives Maureen McNabb and Deborah Imse, in which they outline concerns over Commissioner Eudaly's tenant screening proposal. They also describe the work they have been doing with a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to develop screening criteria that would make housing more accessible to all applicants, by ensuring tenants understand their rights and know how to appeal a denial of housing. According to Imse and McNabb, Commissioner Eudaly's proposal would increase barriers to housing and could impact safety and affordability. The City Council plans to hold hearings on the tenant screening and security deposit ordinances this Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4th. Read more.