Practical Pointers from Practitioners: Oregon’s New Landlord-Tenant Laws and Why You Should Pay Attention to Them

Practical Pointers from Practitioners

Oregon is in the middle of a housing crisis, with rapidly increasing rents and decreasing housing supply because of population growth. Median rent in Oregon has increased approximately 25 percent over the last four years. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, half of Oregon renters pay more than 50 percent of their income toward rent. Increased housing costs have forced some Oregon residents into homelessness, which has become another growing concern up and down the West Coast. The Oregon legislature, now with a Democratic supermajority, addressed the housing crisis early this session in an interesting and controversial fashion.

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