Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Affordable Housing Developers Send Letter Opposing Tenant Screening Proposal

Eight of the city's affordable housing developers sent a letter to Portland's City Council earlier this week in opposition to the new rental screening criteria being proposed by Commissioner Eudaly. In the letter, the developers state, "The criminal history standards are too permissive. Our primary concern is for the safety of other tenants and existing communities." Commissioner Fish's chief of staff, Sonia Schmanski, says that the feedback of affordable housing providers will be heavily factored into his evaluation of the proposal. Commissioner Eudaly's office has scheduled a meeting with affordable housing developers for next week. Read more.

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