We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.
Two Portland landlords will continue their legal challenge to an ordinance that requires them to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some situations.
The bill would have banned no-cause evictions and required landlords to pay relocation expenses to tenants when they ask a tenant to leave for certain allowable business or personal reasons.
The same law took effect in Oregon last year. It requires insurance companies to cover a 12-month refill of birth control prescriptions instead of making women go to the pharmacy every month.
Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent.
This couple and their adult daughter, who is mentally disabled, were grandfathered into their room at the Motel 6 in Roseburg. Had they tried renting a room last month, they would have been denied.
Facing a steep housing crisis across the state, lawmakers are debating remedies for what House Speaker Tina Kotek calls an "emergency that demands bold action.
Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.
The Salem area, long seen as the more affordable, less-cool cousin of Portland, is not exempt from the state's housing crisis.
Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.
A federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.
El Ayuntamiento de Portland votó unánimemente para aprobar un proyecto de ley que obliga a propietarios a pagar a sus inquilinos una “tarifa de reubicación” cuando los desalojan sin causa o aumentan los alquileres más del 10 por ciento.
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Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Mayor Ted Wheeler have proposed an ordinance that would require landlords to pay to relocate tenants when they face a no-cause eviction.
The Bend Bulletin reports that data released by the bureau in December shows that 55 percent of renters in Deschutes County spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing. In the middle of the Great Recession in 2010, that figure was below 49 percent.
An audit released Tuesday finds communication problems and a lack of data at the state’s housing agency are putting affordable rentals at risk.