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Portland’s Proposed Rental Screening Rules: 3 Perspectives

Portland City Council heard public testimony Thursday on a proposal to dramatically increase the regulation of the screening process, security deposits and other aspects of renting. Supporters say it’s a necessary step to combat discrimination in the rental market and for Portland to live up to its progressive values. Detractors say it’s overly prescriptive, heavy on red tape […]

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Building Positive and Productive Cultures through Strategic Leadership

Please Join us!! Building Positive and Productive Cultures through Strategic Leadership When: 14 Mar 2019 7:15 AM, PDT Where: Skagit Transit Community Room, 105 E Kincaid, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Register here: https://sihrma.org/event-3302657 EVENT DETAILS: Presentation Overview:BUILDING A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE CULTURE THROUGH STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Often small changes in the way we interact with others create […]

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Housing Leaders Warn of Shutdown’s Impact On Affordable Housing, Communities

Housing leaders are warning that the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shutdown of most operations could be disastrous to Section 8 and other rental assistance programs, according to a release from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities. “Public housing authorities, which are responsible for housing over three million low-income households nationwide, are […]

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Governor Signals Support For State-Wide Rent Limits In Oregon | Apartment Jobs In Demand In The West

Governor Backs Bill To Limit Rent Increases In Oregon Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signaled her support for a rent stabilization bill that would limit Oregon landlords to rent increases of 7 percent per year and eliminate no-cause evictions of long-term tenants, according to reports. Brown believes those ideas “are innovative and will give renters […]

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What to do – and what to avoid – when conducting effective investigations in the #MeToo era.

How to conduct an effective workplace investigation Disputes between co-workers and between employees and their bosses are almost inevitable—which is why every HR professional must know how to gather the necessary facts to find out what’s going on. Whether it is a small inquiry that might only involve a couple of questions, or a weighty […]

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NAHMA HUD Update: Follow-up HUD shutdown information

HUD HQ requested that we share the email below, as this email message was recently sent to O/As with contracts facing immediate funding lapses.  This week, NAHMA, our industry partners, and national media outlets learned that an estimated 1,150 contracts were not renewed prior to government shutdown, despite HUD’s assurances prior to government shutdown. Specifically, HUD was […]

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