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Poll: Slight Majority Support Repealing Statewide Ban On Rent Control


DHM Research says the debate over rent control is happening at a time when many Oregon voters are feeling squeezed by the cost of housing.

DHM Research says the debate over rent control is happening at a time when many Oregon voters are feeling squeezed by the cost of housing.

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As housing costs increase across the state, a slim majority of Oregon voters support repealing the statewide ban on rent control — with the most support being in the Portland area.

According to a new poll by DHM Research, 52 percent of statewide voters support eliminating the existing ban on rent control.

Support is highest in the Portland area, where 58 percent support a change in Oregon laws to allow cities and counties to enact their own rent control policies.

Voters in the Willamette Valley are also supportive, but less so, at 52 percent. Voters elsewhere in the state are split on the issue: 42 percent support ending the ban and 44 percent oppose it.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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