If passed, landlords would be able to require tenants to purchase renters insurance. On the other hand, it would also restrict criminal background checks which landlords can use when deciding if individuals can live in their building.
Landlords would still be able to use drug crimes, assaults and financial crimes in the consideration but they wouldn’t be able to use citations against homeless individuals.
While many landlords support the bill, not all do. The Oregon Rental Housing Association in Eugene worked to push this bill forward.