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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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Lapse In Funding For HUD Multifamily Due To Government Shutdown – Rental Housing Journal

Federal Unpaid Workers Owe $438 Million In Rent And Mortgage Payments This Month The effects of the federal government shutdown on the housing market are wide-ranging and personal — unpaid workers still have to pay their rent or mortgage, while aspiring homeowners might see their loans in limbo, according to research from Zillow. About 800,000 unpaid […]

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Landlords And Tenants Sue Seattle Over Mandatory Rental Inspections

Landlords and tenants in Seattle have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the city’s use of warrantless mandatory rental inspections, according to a release from the Institute for Justice. The lawsuit, which was filed in King County Superior Court, argues that the city’s program is a clear violation of the Washington state constitution’s mandate that “no […]

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