Oregon needs BOTH - a) Rent control now b) Halting no cause evictions. These tools only work as a pair.
Compassionate landlords already do rent control voluntarily. Rent starts at market rate set by the landlord and then only goes up 1-5% a year with inflation. Your salary does not go up 30% so why should your rent?
My opponent ( Tina Kotek ) refused to answer 3 people at a town hall who asked about Rent Control. After 3 people asked, she finally said she opposes rent control, and said she was sorry. She was sorry because she could not come up with one reason why permanent and full rent control should be opposed. Many Democrats in Oregon have total contempt for renters, they won't even answer questions about rent control. Lawmakers love to lie about rent control. Tina Kotek is lying about rent control when she says "economic damage it could do". Nobody can prove that rent control has caused any economic damage to anyone.
Right now your Oregon landlord can evict you anytime and raise rent by any amount. Your only safety in Oregon is 90 days to find a new place. People with a year long lease have only 12 months at that rate. If you are month to month, you are screwed. The fix is simple. Rent control is simple - Once you start a rental, the price only goes up with inflation. Once you select to leave, your landlord can jack up the rent to whatever the market can get. Lawmakers in Oregon are very proud they recently moved the 30 day limit to 90 days, but they should be ashamed of that law.
We could instantly have rent control at zero cost under current law. The gatekeeper: The Democrats you voted for. Any city or state lawmakers could instantly, and legally, start rent control in Oregon. We have these powers to declare a disaster, and don't use them locally or statewide. Oregon Law states "Cities, counties and state agencies may impose temporary rent controls (due to) disaster"
The just cause eviction laws are listed below. It's from Seattle City Code as of June 2016. Seattle limits evictions to 16 just causes. In Oregon most renters can be evicted at any time for no reason and you have just 90 days to find a new place for your family. This is Oregon where democrats have fully controlled the house/senate and governor's office for over 3 years. Oregon democratic lawmakers are running for office and their material says they are proud they extended the eviction to 90 days from 30 days. Democrats should be ashamed and shown a new career. Please volunteer for a true progressive candidate near you. http://electjoerowe.com/donate
You can find a Seattle eviction laws here or here www.tinyurl.com/seattleevictions or... below