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Free training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for August to December 2022. Register to attend a virtual training session or check out the new training videos.

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Commissioner Ryan Announces Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Commissioner Dan Ryan is thrilled to announce Molly Rogers - who currently serves as Deputy Director - has accepted an offer to serve as PHB's Interim Director as Commissioner Ryan conducts a national search for a permanent Director.

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Farewell Message from Director Callahan

Director Shannon Callahan shares a farewell message to partners, colleagues, and friends as she departs the Portland Housing Bureau.

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Director Callahan announces her departure from the Portland Housing Bureau

Shannon Callahan, Director of the Portland Housing Bureau, has announced her resignation. Since joining PHB in 2017, Director Callahan has overseen the bureau’s highest affordable housing production to date. A national search will be conducted to find her replacement. Her last day will be August 1.

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City Council Passes Amendments to PCC 30.01.086 & PCC 30.01.087, the FAIR Ordinances

Important notice about upcoming changes to the FAIR Ordinances

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RSC sends recommendations related to Tenant Anti-Harassment Protections to City Council

The recommendations came together from a series of six meetings, including public testimony. The Rental Services Commission reviewed and discussed current anti-harassment protections, proposed anti-harassment policy concepts, and existing anti-harassment protections in other jurisdictions.

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Evaluation completed for the Eviction Legal Defense – Outreach Services RFQ

Results of the RFQ and Notice of Intent to Negotiate and Award a Contract

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The Rental Services Commission Wants to Hear from You

Join us for the RSC Listening Session on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom.

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

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Portland Proclaims April 2022 Fair Housing Month

City of Portland proclaims April 2022 to be Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passing of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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Portland Housing Bureau 2020-21: By the Numbers

A message from PHB's Director and a look back at the work accomplished during this last year.

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New Stronger Safe Harbor Protections From Eviction For Nonpayment While Applying for Rent Assistance

Oregon passed Senate Bill 891 which strengthened protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent for those tenants who have applied for rent assistance.

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Free training sessions for Landlords on Portland Landlord-Tenant Law

New trainings added for November 2021 to June 2022. Register to attend a virtual training session.

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New address for the Portland Housing Bureau starting November

To our Housing Partners, an important memo about PHB's upcoming address change, effective November 1, 2021.

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US Supreme Court Ends CDC Moratorium

Deferred rent accumulated between April 2020 and June 2021 is not due until February 28, 2022. However, landlords may now enforce eviction judgments for eviction for unpaid rent from July 2021 and onward.

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Portland Housing Bureau to Launch Eviction Legal Defense Program

PHB to contract with the Oregon Law Center for an Eviction Legal Defense program for low-income renters.

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Multnomah County Tenants now have 90 Day Safe Harbor from Eviction for Nonpayment while applying for Rent Assistance

Multnomah County Ordinance 1296 strengthened protection for tenants. Safe harbor extended to 90 days.

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Tenants now have 60 Day Safe Harbor from Eviction For Nonpayment while applying for Rent Assistance

Newly passed Oregon Senate Bill 278 provides additional protections for tenants while applying for rent assistance and increases funding for landlords owed past-due rent.

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RSC Recommendations to City Council for COVID Impacted Rental Housing Stabilization

The Rental Services Commission forwards our recommendations for the actions we believe City Council should take to address the significant impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the rental market.

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Federal Eviction Moratorium Extension Until End of July

Federal Eviction Moratorium for non-payment of rent extended through July 31, 2021 for qualifying tenants

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