Rent Control Hearing Monday, Februay 4th at 3 PM Hearing Room 'B'

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The Oregon Legislature has scheduled a public hearing on SB 608 (Rent Control - Elimination of No Cause Eviction) for Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3 PM at the Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room 'B', Oregon Senate Committee on Housing.
This is an "all hands on deck" for owners of manufactured housing communities.  This legislative proposal has the potential to make grave changes to Oregon Landlord/Tenant law and is by far the most serious threat we have faced in the last two decades. SB 608 limits rent increases to an annual 7% +CPI and it would also eliminate 'no cause evictions'.
We need manufactured home community owners to be involved – either by attending or testifying and sending written testimony to the Senate Committee members.  Please plan on attending even if you are not testifying.  No one else is going to stand up for YOUR rights and YOUR livelihood.  
Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes.  There will be a sign up sheet in Hearing Room 'B'.  Chuck will be either in the Hearing Room or hallway outside the hearing room and will be happy to point you in the right direction.  Erica will be at the Capitol Information Kiosk between the Capitol rotunda and hearing rooms.  She will have tags for you to wear to indciate you are an opponent of the bill.
Written Testimony:  Over the years we have found the most effective testimony against bad legislation is to simply tell your story - the sacrifice and challenges you face in providing affordable housing.  Please send emails to the Senators listed below and to the committee public record (the last e-mail listed below).  Finally, be sure to include "SB 608 - Oppose" in the title of your email.
Senate Members of the Senate Housing Committee:
Senator Shemia Fagan - Chair 
Democrat - District 24 - Portland

Email: Sen.ShemiaFagan@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Fred Girod - Vice Chair
Republican - District 9 - Stayton
Email: Sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Jeff Golden
Democrat - District 3 - Ashland
Email: Sen.JeffGolden@oregonlegislature.gov

Senator Tim Knopp
Republican - District 27 - Bend

Email: Sen.TimKnopp@oregonlegislature.gov

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
Democrat - District 25 - Gresham
Email: Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@oregonlegislature.gov

To submit your testimony or exhibits for the public record (strongly recommended) please send to:  shous.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov   

Note: Please use discretion with your personal information in written testimony (i.e., do not add personal information you do not want the public to see). All meeting materials, including your name and any personal information contained in the submitted documents, are posted to the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) and are accessible to all major search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
 
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