Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Multnomah County Commissioners Support Eudaly's Tenant Screening & Security Deposit Ordinances

Four of Multnomah County's five commissioners sent a letter of support for Commissioner Eudaly's tenant screening and security deposit ordinances to the Portland City Council. The commissioners who signed the letter include County Chair Deborah Kafoury, as well as Commissioners Sharon Meieran, Susheela Jayapal, and Jessica Vega Pederson. In the letter they state, "This ordinance uses research-based criteria to identify low-risk characteristics that would help former offenders obtain housing and not be perpetually punished for long-past offenses." According to the Willamette Week, the letter was spearheaded by Commissioner Vega Pederson. Read more.

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