Portland Tenants Get Moving Expenses Paid For No Cause Evictions Or Rent Increase

The Portland City Commissioners approved a permanent change for landlords who will have to pay renter's moving costs if they are evicted without cause or forced to move because of a rent increase of 10 percent or more.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 8:49 AM
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 3:45 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland city commissioners have made permanent a program that requires landlords to pay renters' moving costs if they are evicted without cause or forced to move because of a rent increase of 10 percent or more.

Scroll for more content...


The program is designed to address Portland's escalating housing and homelessness crisis.

The program had been used on a trial basis for a year before commissioners made it permanent Wednesday. The permanent program adds a laundry list of new ones that will allow some landlords with a single unit and other landlords meeting certain conditions to avoid paying tenants' relocation costs.

Wednesday's vote comes after commissioners heard hours of testimony on the program last week.

Supporters said the program has helped tenants avoid big rent hikes and costly moves. Some landlords said the rules hampered their ability to issue a no-cause eviction against bad tenants.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 69°
Brookings
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 78°
Crater Lake
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 63°
Grants Pass
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Klamath Falls
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 63°
Near Record-Breaking Heat
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events