Our Pledge to Every Oregonian
Supporting Affordable Housing and Safe Communities
Protections: SB 608 provides
critical protections for Oregon renters by establishing a just-cause eviction
standard and prohibiting extreme rent increases. A landlord may only terminate
a tenancy for-cause after the first 12 months of occupancy and may not increase
a tenant’s rent by more than 7% + consumer price index in a 12-month period,
along with other protections.
The legislature passed more than $350 million in funding for renter resources,
homeless services and prevention, affordable housing preservation, and housing
supply and home ownership.
SB 484 limits landlords to a single applicant screening charge per applicant
and requires landlords to refund the screening fee to applicants who were not
selected. SB 970 prohibits landlords from considering minor marijuana
convictions or possession of medical marijuana when evaluating applicants.
Housing: HB 2001 provides more
housing choices for Oregon families by lifting local bans on smaller, less
expensive housing options like duplexes, triplexes, quads, cottage clusters,
and townhomes. Local jurisdictions can regulate the siting and design of these
housing types to ensure that they fit into each unique community.
Preservation: HB 2896 appropriates
$15 million to Oregon Housing and Community services to preserve manufactured
home parks and replace unsafe and unhealthy manufactured homes with more energy
efficient homes for low-income residents. HB 2002 expands laws regarding
preservation of publicly supported housing to ensure that existing affordable
housing remains affordable for many years to come.
for Stalkers and Domestic Abusers: HB 2013 closes the “restraining order loophole” in current
firearm prohibition statute and creates protocols by which the courts and law
enforcement can ensure that people who have domestic violence convictions or
stalking or restraining orders do not in fact possess firearms.
Fairness Act: SB 726 helps level
the playing field for workers by improving workplace protections to combat
harassment. This includes extending the statute of limitations in employment
situations from 1 to 5 years, preventing employers from requiring
non-disclosure agreements or no-rehire provisions, and directing BOLI to help
create policies and procedures for both employers and employees.
Read more about 2019 affordable housing successes.
Read more about 2019 safer communities successes.