Friday, October 9, 2015

City of Portland Approves Housing Emergency Plan

The Portland City Council approved a housing emergency plan on Wednesday, which enables leaders to bypass city codes to allow temporary emergency homeless shelters, to open day-storage areas, and to use city properties to address a growing crisis.

The City Council also held a public hearing Wednesday on proposed rules to strengthen renters' rights. One proposal included to require landlords to give tenants 90 days' notice, opposed to 30 or 60 depending on longevity, for no-cause evictions.

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