Rental Assistance for Oregonians in Need
A legislatively appointed work group should study the need for additional rental assistance through court filing data and fund robust rental assistance to help struggling Oregonians. The work group should also identify long-term solutions that get assistance to people more efficiently without excessive administrative burdens.
Address Oregon’s Patchwork Housing Rules
Cities across Oregon are rapidly passing additional punitive rental housing laws that conflict with state laws. Oregon should adopt a uniform rental housing code that will prevent additional unnecessary costs for compliance and eliminate additional legal liability
Prioritize Rental Housing Inventory
Rent control has proven to be ineffective at addressing affordability issues in other states and data shows it isn’t working in Oregon. Policy makers should consider sunsetting Oregon’s rent control law while ratcheting up efforts to fuel housing supply through low-interest construction loans for market rate and affordable multifamily housing construction.
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