Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
- 6 months' notice for any rent increase over three percent
- Allows residents to terminate leases at any time after the notice, effectively ending the lease and financial obligation
- Limits all rent increases to five percent plus CPI every 12 months
- Repeals pre-emption of local rent control ordinances
Monday, January 27, 2020
A new study reveals that Washington State’s housing construction fell far below demand between 2000 and 2015 and Willamette week reports that the state agency responsible for regulating and supervising low-income housing providers is failing to enforce policies against rent gouging at affordable housing complexes.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Bills in Washington Legislature Would Re-Legalize Multi-Unit Buildings in Single Family Neighborhoods
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A report summary can be found here.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Rent cafe offers a year-end summary for Oregon here and Seattle metro here.
Monday, January 20, 2020
This week – Both Washington and Oregon’s 2020 legislative sessions will begin with lawmakers prioritizing plans to reduce homelessness; San Francisco considers limiting construction of new office space if housing goals aren’t met, and a report that December’s month over month rents for Eugene, Salem and Albany reached record highs.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Establishing a 5-year plan to end the city's housing state of emergency
- Committing to a tenants' bill of rights, including tenants' right to organize
- Fully funding the rental registration system
- Preventing evictions where possble
- Using money from tourism revenue to fund renter protection and subsidy programs
- Re-legalizing SRO's
- Promoting missing middle housing
- Reforming the zoning code to address racism and displacement issues
Monday, January 13, 2020
The Wall Street Journal criticizes Oregon’s housing shortage as a state and local government failure; The Portland Design Commission strikes language from a code revision that would have required developers to provide outdoor camping space; a report details how Findland has become the only country in Europe with a declining homeless population.
Monday, January 6, 2020
In the past decade, Oregon’s economy boomed while the production of housing reached record low levels; a California newspaper investigates how France is working to fix the Paris housing crisis, where underbuilding created a housing shortage.