HUD recently charged the owner and managers of a Massachusetts community with discriminating against persons with disabilities who require the use of assistance animals.
As you may know, over the past couple of years, due to the shortage of rental housing, the State of Oregon and certain municipalities, made changes to the landlord-tenant laws regarding no-cause evictions and rent increases. One of these new laws, ORS 90.323, became effective in 2017 and provided that rent increases could not be made during the first year of a tenancy. This came from a General Landlord – Tenant Coalition, and not the Manufactured Housing Coalition. However, as a result of this law, MHCO Form 49 was changed to comply.
On September 26, 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced S. 3503, the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, which seeks to “help bring down costs for renters and buyers and level the playing field so working families everywhere can find a decent place to live at a decent price." The bill would invest $445 billion in several existing programs including the National Housing Trust Fund, the Capital Magnet Fund, the Indian Housing Block Grant, and in rural housing programs, as well as create a new “Middle Class Housing Emergency Fund.”
Over the years many MHCO members have asked for a generic set of rules and regulations. Attached is a copy of a generic set for your review. Please be advised that any changes to existing rules will require following a process outlined in statute (ORS 90.610) for residents currently living in your community. MHCO has developed FORM 60 to use when changing your rules and regulations. Your community rules are for you to develop and implement.
By: The Oregonian Editorial Board